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Tuesday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Technology & Communications

By Market News Video Staff, Tuesday, January 15, 3:18 PM ET
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The best performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Healthcare sector, higher by 1.7%. Within that group, Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 7.8% and 7.3%, respectively. Among healthcare ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLV), which is up 1.6% on the day, and up 1.97% year-to-date. Edwards Lifesciences Corp, meanwhile, is up 5.23% year-to-date, and Incyte Corporation is up 24.14% year-to-date. Combined, EW and INCY make up approximately 1.4% of the underlying holdings of XLV.

The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, up 1.2%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) and Adobe Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) are the most notable, showing a gain of 3.9% and 3.5%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which is up 1.6% in midday trading, and up 3.15% on a year-to-date basis. Fortinet Inc, meanwhile, is up 6.58% year-to-date, and Adobe Inc is up 7.30% year-to-date. Combined, FTNT and ADBE make up approximately 3.0% 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:

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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, eight sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.

Sector% Change
Healthcare+1.7%
Technology & Communications+1.2%
Financial+0.7%
Energy+0.6%
Consumer Products+0.5%
Services+0.5%
Utilities+0.4%
Industrial+0.3%
Materials-0.9%


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