Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Thursday, shares of Healthcare companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.1% loss. Within that group, Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT) and Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc (NYSE:BIO) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 3.0% and 2.6%, respectively. Among healthcare ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLV), which is down 0.2% on the day, and up 1.08% year-to-date. Catalent Inc, meanwhile, is up 44.58% year-to-date, and Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc is up 34.74% year-to-date. Combined, CTLT and BIO make up approximately 0.6% of the underlying holdings of XLV.
The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, up 0.7%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) and Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UAA) are the most notable, showing a loss of 3.4% and 3.1%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (IYK), which is up 1.1% in midday trading, and up 10.74% on a year-to-date basis. Under Armour Inc, meanwhile, is down 49.61% year-to-date, and Under Armour Inc, is down 48.75% year-to-date. Combined, UA and UAA make up approximately 0.2% 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 Thursday. As you can see, eight sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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