Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Energy companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.6%. Within the sector, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (Symbol: COG) and Range Resources Corp (Symbol: RRC) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 2.6% and 2.5%, respectively. Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is up 0.5% on the day, and up 7.38% year-to-date. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., meanwhile, is down 18.50% year-to-date, and Range Resources Corp, is down 14.02% year-to-date. Combined, COG and RRC make up approximately 1.0% of the underlying holdings of XLE.
The next best performing sector is the Services sector, up 0.4%. Among large Services stocks, The Gap Inc (Symbol: GPS) and News Corp (Symbol: NWS) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.3% and 4.2%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ), which is up 0.3% in midday trading, and up 4.81% on a year-to-date basis. The Gap Inc, meanwhile, is down 9.24% year-to-date, and News Corp , is down 2.11% year-to-date. Combined, GPS and NWS make up approximately 0.2% of the underlying holdings of IYC.
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, three sectors are up on the day, while five sectors are down.
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