THELooking at the worst-performing sectors Tuesday at noon, shares of service companies underperformed other sectors, posting a loss of 0.4%. Within that group, Facebook Inc (ticker: FB) and PulteGroup Inc (ticker: PHM) are two of the day’s latecomers, posting losses of 5.0% and 3.7%, respectively. Among the larger ETFs, an ETF closely following service stocks is the iShares US Consumer Services ETF (ticker: IYC), which is down 0.1% on the day and up 18.28% since. the beginning of the year. Facebook Inc, meanwhile, is up 14.28% year-to-date, and PulteGroup Inc is up 12.31% year-to-date. PHM represents approximately 0.2% of IYC’s underlying holdings.
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The second worst performing sector is the industrial sector, posting a loss of 0.4%. Among large industrial stocks, Lockheed Martin Corp (ticker: LMT) and Corning Inc (ticker: GLW) are the most notable, posting losses of 12.2% and 5.6%, respectively. One ETF that closely tracks industrial stocks is the Industrial Select SPDR (XLI) ETF, which is down 0.2% at midday and up 19.46% year-to-date. Lockheed Martin Corp, meanwhile, is down 4.76% year-to-date, and Corning Inc is up 3.21% year-to-date. LMT represents approximately 2.7% of the underlying assets of XLI.
Comparing these stocks and ETFs on a rolling twelve month basis, below is a chart of relative stock price performance, with each of the symbols displayed in a different color, as shown in the legend at the bottom:
Here’s a look at how the components of the S&P 500 have moved across sectors in Tuesday afternoon trading. As you can see, five sectors are up on this day while three sectors are down.
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