Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.6% loss. Within that group, Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) and Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 1.6% and 1.3%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLU), which is down 0.6% on the day, and up 12.91% year-to-date. Dominion Energy Inc , meanwhile, is up 6.45% year-to-date, and Evergy Inc is up 5.66% year-to-date. Combined, D and EVRG make up approximately 9.3% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
The next worst performing sector is the Industrial sector, showing a 0.5% loss. Among large Industrial stocks, Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN) and L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) are the most notable, showing a loss of 4.3% and 4.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Industrial stocks is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI), which is down 0.6% in midday trading, and up 17.63% on a year-to-date basis. Raytheon Co., meanwhile, is up 17.96% year-to-date, and L3 Technologies Inc is up 41.69% year-to-date. Combined, RTN and LLL make up approximately 3.3% 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 Tuesday. As you can see, six sectors are up on the day, while three sectors are down.
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