The Energy sector is currently the worst performing sector, with a loss of 1.3% as of midday Tuesday. Two large stocks in this sector, Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) and Halliburton Company (HAL), are lagging behind with losses of 3.2% and 3.0% respectively. Among energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) is down 1.2% for the day but has gained 10.43% since the beginning of the year. Marathon Petroleum Corp. has seen a year-to-date gain of 38.42% and Halliburton Company has gained 11.10%. These two companies make up approximately 7.3% of XLE’s holdings.
The Industrial sector is the second worst performing sector, with a loss of 0.5%. Notable losses in this sector include Deere & Co. (DE) with a loss of 2.9% and Axon Enterprise Inc (AXON) with a loss of 2.5%. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI), which closely tracks Industrial stocks, is down 0.6% in midday trading and has gained 7.95% year-to-date. Deere & Co. has seen a year-to-date loss of 5.39% while Axon Enterprise Inc has gained 20.61%. DE and AXON make up approximately 4.0% of XLI’s underlying holdings.
Comparing these stocks and ETFs on a trailing twelve month basis, here is a relative stock price performance chart:
Here’s a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Tuesday. Four sectors are up on the day, while four sectors are down.
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