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By Market News Video Staff, Monday, March 20, 2:31 PM ET
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The worst performing sector as of midday Monday is the Services sector, showing a 0.8% loss. Within that group, Kohl's Corp. (NYSE:KSS) and Macy's Inc (NYSE:M) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 4.6% and 3.5%, respectively. Among the largest ETFs, one ETF closely following services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (AMEX:IYC), which is down 0.4% on the day, and up 5.50% year-to-date. Kohl's Corp., meanwhile, is down 20.66% year-to-date, and Macy's Inc, is down 16.69% year-to-date. Combined, KSS and M make up approximately 0.5% of the underlying holdings of IYC.

The next worst performing sector is the Utilities sector, showing a 0.8% loss. Among large Utilities stocks, AES Corp. (NYSE:AES) and FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE:FE) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.6% and 1.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Utilities stocks is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which is down 0.7% in midday trading, and up 5.51% on a year-to-date basis. AES Corp., meanwhile, is down 2.93% year-to-date, and FirstEnergy Corp is up 1.05% year-to-date. Combined, AES and FE make up approximately 3.3% of the underlying holdings of XLU.

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, one sector is up on the day, while eight sectors are down.

Sector% Change
Consumer Products-0.1%
Technology & Communications-0.1%

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