In afternoon trading on Thursday, Services stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.4%. Within that group, Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) and The Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 5.3% and 4.7%, respectively. Among the largest ETFs, one ETF closely following services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (AMEX:IYC), which is up 1.2% on the day, and up 7.87% year-to-date. Foot Locker, Inc., meanwhile, is up 8.80% year-to-date, and The Gap Inc is up 15.06% year-to-date. Combined, FL and GPS make up approximately 0.5% of the underlying holdings of IYC.
The next best performing sector is the Industrial sector, up 1.2%. Among large Industrial stocks, Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) and CSX Corp (NASDAQ:CSX) are the most notable, showing a gain of 8.7% and 5.8%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Industrial stocks is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI), which is up 1.3% in midday trading, and up 5.63% on a year-to-date basis. Alliance Data Systems Corp., meanwhile, is up 14.69% year-to-date, and CSX Corp is up 39.23% year-to-date. CSX makes up approximately 2.6% 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 Thursday. As you can see, eight sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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