The best performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Services sector, higher by 1.7%. Within that group, Advance Auto Parts Inc (Symbol: AAP) and The Gap Inc (Symbol: GPS) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 7.6% and 4.1%, respectively. Among the largest ETFs , one ETF closely following services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (Symbol: IYC), which is up 1.1% on the day, and up 13.66% year-to-date. Advance Auto Parts Inc, meanwhile, is up 56.47% year-to-date, and The Gap Inc, is down 2.68% year-to-date. Combined, AAP and GPS make up approximately 0.6% of the underlying holdings of IYC.
The next best performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, higher by 1.0%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Tapestry Inc (Symbol: TPR) and Under Armour Inc (Symbol: UAA) are the most notable, showing a gain of 12.4% and 3.9%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is up 0.5% in midday trading, and down 4.31% on a year-to-date basis. Tapestry Inc, meanwhile, is up 22.15% year-to-date, and Under Armour Inc is up 49.69% year-to-date. Combined, TPR and UAA 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, nine sectors are up on the day, while none of the sectors are down.
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