In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Services stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.8% loss. Within that group, AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) and Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ:TSCO) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 9.2% and 3.8%, respectively. Among the largest ETFs, one ETF closely following services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (AMEX:IYC), which is down 0.2% on the day, and up 9.30% year-to-date. AutoZone, Inc., meanwhile, is down 24.17% year-to-date, and Tractor Supply Co., is down 27.91% year-to-date. Combined, AZO and TSCO make up approximately 0.8% of the underlying holdings of IYC.
The next worst performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, showing a 0.4% loss. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) and Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) are the most notable, showing a loss of 5.9% and 4.8%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and up 15.56% on a year-to-date basis. Xilinx, Inc., meanwhile, is up 6.36% year-to-date, and Tripadvisor Inc, is down 11.77% year-to-date. XLNX makes up approximately 0.3% of the underlying holdings of XLK.
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 Tuesday. As you can see, six sectors are up on the day, while three sectors are down.
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