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Monday Sector Leaders: Energy, Consumer Products

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In afternoon trading on Monday, Energy stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.8%. Within that group, National Oilwell Varco Inc (Symbol: NOV) and Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively. Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is up 1.2% on the day, and up 16.52% year-to-date. National Oilwell Varco Inc, meanwhile, is up 10.14% year-to-date, and Halliburton Company is up 9.44% year-to-date. Combined, NOV and HAL make up approximately 2.9% of the underlying holdings of XLE.

The next best performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, higher by 0.5%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Newell Brands Inc (Symbol: NWL) and Ralph Lauren Corp (Symbol: RL) are the most notable, showing a gain of 3.0% and 2.9%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is down 0.1% in midday trading, and up 10.54% on a year-to-date basis. Newell Brands Inc, meanwhile, is down 12.53% year-to-date, and Ralph Lauren Corp is up 20.10% year-to-date. Combined, NWL and RL make up approximately 0.7% 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, six sectors are up on the day, while three sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Energy +1.8%
Consumer Products +0.5%
Financial +0.5%
Industrial +0.5%
Services +0.4%
Materials +0.2%
Technology & Communications -0.2%
Healthcare -0.5%
Utilities -0.6%

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