In afternoon trading on Wednesday, Consumer Products stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 0.2%. Within the sector, Nike (NYSE:NKE) and Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 9.3% and 7.5%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (NYSE:IYK), which is down 1.4% on the day, and up 10.23% year-to-date. Nike, meanwhile, is up 26.76% year-to-date, and Under Armour Inc, is down 46.61% year-to-date. Combined, NKE and UA make up approximately 6.2% of the underlying holdings of IYK.
The next best performing sector is the Industrial sector, losing just 0.5%. Among large Industrial stocks, Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODFL) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.2% and 1.7%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Industrial stocks is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI), which is down 0.5% in midday trading, and down 5.15% on a year-to-date basis. Quanta Services, Inc., meanwhile, is up 28.52% year-to-date, and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is up 45.68% year-to-date. Combined, PWR and ODFL make up approximately 1.1% of the underlying holdings of XLI.
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, one sector is up on the day, while eight sectors are down.
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