In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, up 0.4%. Within that group, DTE Energy Co (NYSE:DTE) and Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 3.1% and 2.0%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLU), which is up 0.4% on the day, and up 2.78% year-to-date. DTE Energy Co, meanwhile, is up 0.98% year-to-date, and Evergy Inc, is down 10.37% year-to-date. Combined, DTE and EVRG make up approximately 4.1% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
The next best performing sector is the Healthcare sector, up 0.1%. Among large Healthcare stocks, Idexx Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) and ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD) are the most notable, showing a gain of 3.2% and 3.2%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), which is down 0.1% in midday trading, and up 5.78% on a year-to-date basis. Idexx Laboratories, Inc., meanwhile, is up 69.46% year-to-date, and ResMed Inc. is up 20.97% year-to-date. Combined, IDXX and RMD make up approximately 1.6% of the underlying holdings of XLV.
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, two sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.
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