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Monday Sector Leaders: Energy, Consumer Products

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Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Energy companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.4%. Within that group, Murphy Oil Corp (Symbol: MUR) and Marathon Oil Corp. (Symbol: MRO) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 2.6% and 1.9%, respectively. Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is up 0.6% on the day, and down 9.52% year-to-date. Murphy Oil Corp, meanwhile, is down 12.91% year-to-date, and Marathon Oil Corp., is down 15.63% year-to-date. Combined, MUR and MRO make up approximately 1.4% of the underlying holdings of XLE.

The next best performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, higher by 0.1%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Coach, Inc. (Symbol: COH) and Monster Beverage Corp (Symbol: MNST) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.7% and 2.5%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is up 0.2% in midday trading, and up 8.05% on a year-to-date basis. Coach, Inc., meanwhile, is up 28.55% year-to-date, and Monster Beverage Corp is up 9.68% year-to-date. Combined, COH and MNST make up approximately 1.4% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

Comparing these stocks and ETFs on a trailing twelve month basis, below is a relative stock price performance chart, with each of the symbols shown in a different color as labeled in the legend at the bottom:

Here's a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Monday. As you can see, two sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Energy +0.4%
Consumer Products +0.1%
Technology & Communications 0.0%
Utilities -0.2%
Industrial -0.2%
Materials -0.2%
Services -0.3%
Financial -0.3%
Healthcare -0.7%

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