Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Services companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 1.4%. Within that group, CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 6.4% and 5.0%, respectively. Among the largest ETFs, one ETF closely following services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (NYSE:IYC), which is up 1.2% on the day, and up 2.37% year-to-date. CVS Health Corporation, meanwhile, is down 6.21% year-to-date, and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, is down 7.19% year-to-date. Combined, CVS and WBA make up approximately 3.5% of the underlying holdings of IYC.
The next best performing sector is the Industrial sector, up 1.2%. Among large Industrial stocks, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) and Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) are the most notable, showing a gain of 6.4% and 3.8%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Industrial stocks is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI), which is up 1.1% in midday trading, and down 0.74% on a year-to-date basis. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., meanwhile, is up 4.57% year-to-date, and Nielsen Holdings PLC, is down 6.84% year-to-date. Combined, JBHT and NLSN make up approximately 0.9% 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 Monday. As you can see, nine sectors are up on the day, while none of the sectors are down.
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