The best performing sector as of midday Monday is the Energy sector, up 1.2%. Within that group, Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) and Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 2.8% and 2.6%, respectively. Among energy ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLE), which is up 0.6% on the day, and up 10.36% year-to-date. Cimarex Energy Co, meanwhile, is up 17.75% year-to-date, and Concho Resources Inc is up 12.47% year-to-date. Combined, XEC and CXO make up approximately 2.5% of the underlying holdings of XLE.
The next best performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, up 0.5%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Coty, Inc. (NYSE:COTY) and Newell Brands Inc (NASDAQ:NWL) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.4% and 4.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (IYK), which is up 0.2% in midday trading, and up 8.19% on a year-to-date basis. Coty, Inc., meanwhile, is up 48.48% year-to-date, and Newell Brands Inc is up 15.22% year-to-date. Combined, COTY and NWL make up approximately 0.6% 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 Monday. As you can see, five sectors are up on the day, while two sectors are down.
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