In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Utilities stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.5% loss. Within that group, Alliant Energy Corp (Symbol: LNT) and American Water Works Co, Inc. (Symbol: AWK) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 1.7% and 1.6%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is down 0.7% on the day, and down 5.36% year-to-date. Alliant Energy Corp, meanwhile, is down 5.65% year-to-date, and American Water Works Co, Inc., is down 11.20% year-to-date. Combined, LNT and AWK make up approximately 3.8% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
The next worst performing sector is the Financial sector, showing a 0.3% loss. Among large Financial stocks, American Tower Corp (Symbol: AMT) and Crown Castle International Corp (Symbol: CCI) are the most notable, showing a loss of 1.6% and 1.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Financial stocks is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLF ), which is down 0.4% in midday trading, and down 1.20% on a year-to-date basis. American Tower Corp , meanwhile, is down 2.89% year-to-date, and Crown Castle International Corp , is down 6.36% year-to-date.
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, five sectors are up on the day, while three sectors are down.
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