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Tuesday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Financial

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Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Tuesday, shares of Healthcare companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.7%. Within the sector, Endo International plc (Symbol: ENDP) and McKesson Corp (Symbol: MCK) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 5.5% and 3.5%, respectively. Among healthcare ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLV), which is up 0.7% on the day, and up 5.61% year-to-date. Endo International plc, meanwhile, is down 22.53% year-to-date, and McKesson Corp is up 3.51% year-to-date. Combined, ENDP and MCK make up approximately 1.2% of the underlying holdings of XLV.

The next best performing sector is the Financial sector, up 0.7%. Among large Financial stocks, Aetna Inc. (Symbol: AET) and Bank of America Corp. (Symbol: BAC) are the most notable, showing a gain of 3.5% and 3.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Financial stocks is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLF ), which is up 1.2% in midday trading, and up 4.69% on a year-to-date basis. Aetna Inc., meanwhile, is up 2.03% year-to-date, and Bank of America Corp. is up 9.05% year-to-date. BAC makes up approximately 8.1% 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 Tuesday. As you can see, six sectors are up on the day, while three sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Healthcare +0.7%
Financial +0.7%
Consumer Products +0.5%
Services +0.5%
Energy +0.4%
Industrial +0.1%
Technology & Communications -0.1%
Materials -0.2%
Utilities -0.9%

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