The worst performing sector as of midday Friday is the Services sector, showing a 0.4% loss. Within that group, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Match Group Inc (NASDAQ:MTCH) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 5.9% and 3.4%, respectively. Among the largest ETFs, one ETF closely following services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (NYSE:IYC), which is down 0.3% on the day, and up 16.60% year-to-date. Facebook Inc, meanwhile, is up 17.80% year-to-date, and Match Group Inc is up 12.14% year-to-date.
The next worst performing sector is the Healthcare sector, showing a 0.1% loss. Among large Healthcare stocks, Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA) and HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) are the most notable, showing a loss of 5.1% and 2.5%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), which is up 0.1% in midday trading, and up 16.86% on a year-to-date basis. Moderna Inc, meanwhile, is up 208.40% year-to-date, and HCA Healthcare Inc is up 55.09% year-to-date. Combined, MRNA and HCA make up approximately 3.5% 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 Friday. As you can see, five sectors are up on the day, while three sectors are down.
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