In afternoon trading on Monday, Consumer Products stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.6%. Within that group, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and General Motors Co (NYSE:GM) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 5.8% and 5.3%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (NYSE:IYK), which is up 2.0% on the day, and up 4.23% year-to-date. Tesla Inc, meanwhile, is down 0.74% year-to-date, and General Motors Co is up 46.21% year-to-date. Combined, TSLA and GM make up approximately 19.3% of the underlying holdings of IYK.
The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, up 1.6%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Trimble Inc (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.8% and 4.5%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which is up 2.2% in midday trading, and up 6.75% on a year-to-date basis. Trimble Inc, meanwhile, is up 26.69% year-to-date, and Alphabet Inc is up 26.98% year-to-date. TRMB makes up approximately 0.2% of the underlying holdings of XLK.
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, eight sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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