Monday Sector Leaders: Energy, Consumer Products

Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Energy companies are outperforming other sectors, up 2.0%. Within that group, Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (Symbol: HP) and Apache Corp (Symbol: APA) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 4.1% and 3.8%, respectively. Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is up 1.7% on the day, and down 6.96% year-to-date. Helmerich & Payne, Inc., meanwhile, is down 28.70% year-to-date, and Apache Corp, is down 27.57% year-to-date. Combined, HP and APA make up approximately 2.0% of the underlying holdings of XLE.

The next best performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, up 0.5%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Genuine Parts Co. (Symbol: GPC) and Campbell Soup Co. (Symbol: CPB) are the most notable, showing a gain of 6.4% and 3.3%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is up 0.3% in midday trading, and up 10.39% on a year-to-date basis. Genuine Parts Co., meanwhile, is up 0.07% year-to-date, and Campbell Soup Co., is down 21.19% year-to-date. Combined, GPC and CPB make up approximately 1.0% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

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, five sectors are up on the day, while four sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Energy +2.0%
Consumer Products +0.5%
Utilities +0.5%
Services +0.3%
Financial +0.1%
Industrial -0.3%
Materials -0.4%
Healthcare -0.6%
Technology & Communications -1.2%

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