Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Thursday, shares of Industrial companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.7%. Within that group, United Rentals Inc (Symbol: URI) and Snap-On, Inc. (Symbol: SNA) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 8.5% and 6.5%, respectively. Among industrial ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLI), which is up 1.2% on the day, and up 22.35% year-to-date. United Rentals Inc, meanwhile, is up 33.07% year-to-date, and Snap-On, Inc. is up 16.32% year-to-date. Combined, URI and SNA make up approximately 0.9% of the underlying holdings of XLI.
The next best performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, higher by 0.3%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Honeywell International Inc (Symbol: HON) and Constellation Brands Inc (Symbol: STZ) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.0% and 3.8%, 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 15.55% on a year-to-date basis. Honeywell International Inc, meanwhile, is up 28.87% year-to-date, and Constellation Brands Inc is up 24.09% year-to-date. STZ makes up approximately 1.5% 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 Thursday. As you can see, eight sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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