The best performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Services sector, up 0.2%. Within that group, Macy's Inc (NYSE:M) and Kohl's Corp. (NYSE:KSS) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 3.8% and 3.3%, respectively. Among the largest ETFs, one ETF closely following services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (AMEX:IYC), which is down 0.3% on the day, and up 6.71% year-to-date. Macy's Inc, meanwhile, is up 18.50% year-to-date, and Kohl's Corp. is up 18.91% year-to-date. Combined, M and KSS make up approximately 0.6% of the underlying holdings of IYC.
The next best performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, not showing much of a loss. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) and BorgWarner Inc (NYSE:BWA) are the most notable, showing a gain of 1.4% and 1.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (IYK), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and down 2.17% on a year-to-date basis. Tapestry Inc, meanwhile, is up 20.98% year-to-date, and BorgWarner Inc is up 1.06% year-to-date. Combined, TPR and BWA make up approximately 1.1% 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 Tuesday. As you can see, one sector is up on the day, while five sectors are down.
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