In afternoon trading on Wednesday, Financial stocks are the worst performing sector, not showing much of a gain. Within that group, Dct Industrial Trust I (DCT) and Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 4.0% and 0.8%, respectively. Among financial ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLF), which is down 0.1% on the day, and up 3.17% year-to-date. Dct Industrial Trust I, meanwhile, is up 13.98% year-to-date, and Realty Income Corp is up 5.82% year-to-date.
The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, up 0.2%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, BorgWarner Inc (NYSE:BWA) and Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) are the most notable, showing a loss of 1.9% and 1.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (IYK), which is up 0.1% in midday trading, and down 3.95% on a year-to-date basis. BorgWarner Inc, meanwhile, is down 10.67% year-to-date, and Under Armour Inc is up 42.79% year-to-date. Combined, BWA and UA make up approximately 0.6% 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 none of the sectors are down.
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