Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Materials companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.6% loss. Within that group, Mosaic Co (Symbol: MOS) and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (Symbol: FCX) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 3.7% and 2.4%, respectively. Among the high volume ETFs , one ETF closely following materials stocks is the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLB), which is down 0.4% on the day, and up 18.30% year-to-date. Mosaic Co , meanwhile, is down 26.12% year-to-date, and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold is up 13.00% year-to-date. Combined, MOS and FCX make up approximately 4.4% of the underlying holdings of XLB.
The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, showing a 0.4% loss. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Coty, Inc. (Symbol: COTY) and J.M. Smucker Co. (Symbol: SJM) are the most notable, showing a loss of 4.8% and 1.7%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is down 0.4% in midday trading, and up 12.09% on a year-to-date basis. Coty, Inc., meanwhile, is down 10.40% year-to-date, and J.M. Smucker Co., is down 16.87% year-to-date. Combined, COTY and SJM make up approximately 0.9% 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 Tuesday. As you can see, three sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.
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