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Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.4% loss. Within that group, SCANA Corp (NYSE:SCG) and PG&E Corp (NYSE:PCG) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 4.8% and 2.1%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLU), which is down 0.3% on the day, and up 2.52% year-to-date. SCANA Corp, meanwhile, is up 2.83% year-to-date, and PG&E Corp , is down 2.64% year-to-date. Combined, SCG and PCG make up approximately 4.0% of the underlying holdings of XLU.

The next worst performing sector is the Healthcare sector, showing a 0.1% loss. Among large Healthcare stocks, DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc (NASDAQ:XRAY) and Henry Schein Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) are the most notable, showing a loss of 18.2% and 3.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and up 9.60% on a year-to-date basis. DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc, meanwhile, is down 39.56% year-to-date, and Henry Schein Inc is up 13.55% year-to-date. Combined, XRAY and HSIC make up approximately 0.6% of the underlying holdings of XLV.

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:

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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 two sectors are down.

Sector% Change
Technology & Communications+0.4%
Consumer Products-0.0%

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