Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Wednesday, shares of Energy companies are underperforming other sectors, higher by 0.3%. Within that group, Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) and Range Resources Corp (NYSE:RRC) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 1.2% and 0.8%, respectively. Among energy ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (AMEX:XLE), which is up 0.4% on the day, and down 12.80% year-to-date. Cimarex Energy Co, meanwhile, is down 31.94% year-to-date, and Range Resources Corp, is down 35.94% year-to-date. Combined, XEC and RRC make up approximately 1.4% of the underlying holdings of XLE.
The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, higher by 0.4%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) and Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.3% and 1.6%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (IYK), which is up 0.6% in midday trading, and up 10.44% on a year-to-date basis. Harley-Davidson Inc, meanwhile, is down 11.69% year-to-date, and Under Armour Inc, is down 26.02% year-to-date. Combined, HOG and UA make up approximately 0.5% of the underlying holdings of IYK.
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, nine sectors are up on the day, while none of the sectors are down.
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