In afternoon trading on Monday, Consumer Products stocks are the best performing sector, up 2.1%. Within that group, HanesBrands Inc (NYSE:HBI) and Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 10.4% and 4.8%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (NYSE:IYK), which is up 0.5% on the day, and down 2.69% year-to-date. HanesBrands Inc, meanwhile, is up 46.47% year-to-date, and Tapestry Inc is up 41.34% year-to-date. Combined, HBI and TPR make up approximately 0.6% of the underlying holdings of IYK.
The next best performing sector is the Financial sector, up 2.1%. Among large Financial stocks, Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) and Boston Properties Inc (NYSE:BXP) are the most notable, showing a gain of 6.3% and 5.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Financial stocks is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), which is up 1.8% in midday trading, and up 16.38% on a year-to-date basis. Vornado Realty Trust, meanwhile, is up 29.00% year-to-date, and Boston Properties Inc is up 13.61% year-to-date.
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, seven sectors are up on the day, while two sectors are down.
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