Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Wednesday, shares of Technology & Communications companies are outperforming other sectors, up 0.3%. Within that group, Paycom Software Inc (NYSE:PAYC) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 10.5% and 6.3%, respectively. Among technology ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLK), which is up 0.3% on the day, and up 19.15% year-to-date. Paycom Software Inc, meanwhile, is down 2.29% year-to-date, and Advanced Micro Devices Inc is up 30.52% year-to-date. Combined, PAYC and AMD make up approximately 1.6% of the underlying holdings of XLK.
The next best performing sector is the Healthcare sector, not showing much of a loss. Among large Healthcare stocks, Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA) and DaVita Inc (NYSE:DVA) are the most notable, showing a gain of 9.1% and 8.8%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and up 19.09% on a year-to-date basis. Moderna Inc, meanwhile, is up 303.44% year-to-date, and DaVita Inc is up 14.09% year-to-date. Combined, MRNA and DVA make up approximately 2.5% 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 Wednesday. As you can see, one sector is up on the day, while seven sectors are down.
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