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Thursday Sector Laggards: Utilities, Financial

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The worst performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Utilities sector, up 0.1%. Within the sector, Ameren Corp (Symbol: AEE) and Eversource Energy (Symbol: ES) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is flat on the day on the day, and up 14.89% year-to-date. Ameren Corp, meanwhile, is up 15.94% year-to-date, and Eversource Energy is up 15.77% year-to-date. Combined, AEE and ES make up approximately 5.0% of the underlying holdings of XLU.

The next worst performing sector is the Financial sector, higher by 0.1%. Among large Financial stocks, Brighthouse Financial Inc (Symbol: BHF) and Travelers Companies Inc (Symbol: TRV) are the most notable, showing a loss of 1.1% and 1.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Financial stocks is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLF ), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and up 6.84% on a year-to-date basis. Brighthouse Financial Inc, meanwhile, is down 19.30% year-to-date, and Travelers Companies Inc , is down 0.40% year-to-date. Combined, BHF and TRV make up approximately 1.3% of the underlying holdings of XLF.

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 Thursday. As you can see, nine sectors are up on the day, while none of the sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Healthcare +1.4%
Energy +1.0%
Materials +0.6%
Technology & Communications +0.4%
Services +0.3%
Industrial +0.3%
Consumer Products +0.2%
Utilities +0.1%
Financial +0.1%

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