Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Consumer Products companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.4%. Within that group, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 3.4% and 2.8%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (NYSE:IYK), which is up 0.7% on the day, and up 4.68% year-to-date. Tesla Inc, meanwhile, is down 0.76% year-to-date, and Conagra Brands Inc is up 3.35% year-to-date. Combined, TSLA and CAG make up approximately 16.6% of the underlying holdings of IYK.
The next best performing sector is the Financial sector, up 0.2%. Among large Financial stocks, Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) and Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) are the most notable, showing a gain of 3.0% and 1.8%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Financial stocks is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), which is up 0.1% in midday trading, and up 19.86% on a year-to-date basis. Unum Group, meanwhile, is up 25.33% year-to-date, and Allstate Corp is up 9.13% year-to-date. Combined, UNM and ALL make up approximately 1.1% 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 Monday. As you can see, five sectors are up on the day, while four sectors are down.
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