In afternoon trading on Wednesday, Utilities stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.8% loss. Within that group, SCANA Corp (Symbol: SCG) and WEC Energy Group Inc (Symbol: WEC) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 3.2% and 1.6%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is down 0.9% on the day, and down 5.25% year-to-date. SCANA Corp, meanwhile, is down 12.72% year-to-date, and WEC Energy Group Inc, is down 7.12% year-to-date. Combined, SCG and WEC make up approximately 3.8% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, up 0.2%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Coty, Inc. (Symbol: COTY) and Monster Beverage Corp (Symbol: MNST) are the most notable, showing a loss of 8.7% and 7.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is up 0.6% in midday trading, and down 10.10% on a year-to-date basis. Coty, Inc., meanwhile, is down 26.38% year-to-date, and Monster Beverage Corp , is down 22.34% year-to-date. Combined, COTY and MNST make up approximately 1.4% 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 Wednesday. As you can see, eight sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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