The worst performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Healthcare sector, showing a 0.5% loss. Within the sector, ABIOMED, Inc. (Symbol: ABMD) and Hologic Inc (Symbol: HOLX) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 3.0% and 2.0%, respectively. Among healthcare ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLV), which is down 0.2% on the day, and up 6.94% year-to-date. ABIOMED, Inc., meanwhile, is up 5.28% year-to-date, and Hologic Inc is up 12.00% year-to-date. Combined, ABMD and HOLX make up approximately 0.8% of the underlying holdings of XLV.
The next worst performing sector is the Materials sector, showing a 0.3% loss. Among large Materials stocks, Mosaic Co (Symbol: MOS) and Newmont Mining Corp (Symbol: NEM) are the most notable, showing a loss of 4.2% and 3.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Materials stocks is the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLB ), which is down 0.2% in midday trading, and up 10.87% on a year-to-date basis. Mosaic Co , meanwhile, is up 7.50% year-to-date, and Newmont Mining Corp is up 1.10% year-to-date. Combined, MOS and NEM make up approximately 4.9% of the underlying holdings of XLB.
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 Tuesday. As you can see, two sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.
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