Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Monday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, up 0.2%. Within the sector, American Water Works Co, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) and CMS Energy Corp (NYSE:CMS) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 1.0% and 0.3%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLU), which is up 0.2% on the day, and up 23.46% year-to-date. American Water Works Co, Inc., meanwhile, is up 35.06% year-to-date, and CMS Energy Corp is up 30.81% year-to-date. Combined, AWK and CMS make up approximately 4.5% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
The next worst performing sector is the Materials sector, up 0.2%. Among large Materials stocks, CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) and Ball Corp (NYSE:BLL) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.9% and 2.2%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Materials stocks is the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and up 15.58% on a year-to-date basis. CF Industries Holdings Inc, meanwhile, is up 8.73% year-to-date, and Ball Corp is up 58.42% year-to-date. Combined, CF and BLL make up approximately 5.3% of the underlying holdings of XLB.
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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