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Tuesday Sector Laggards: Utilities, Consumer Products

Apr 29 2014, 3:10pm CDT | by

Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.4% loss. Within that group, Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM )...

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Tuesday Sector Laggards: Utilities, Consumer Products

Apr 29 2014, 3:10pm CDT | by

Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.4% loss. Within that group, Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM ) and Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC ) are two of the day’s laggards, showing a loss of 1.4% and 1.3%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (AMEX: XLU ), which is down 0.4% on the day, and up 14.50% year-to-date. Pepco Holdings Inc., meanwhile, is up 20.44% year-to-date, and Exelon Corp. is up 32.75% year-to-date. Combined, POM and EXC make up approximately 7.0% of the underlying holdings of XLU.

The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, showing a 0.1% loss. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH ) and PACCAR Inc. (NASD: PCAR ) are the most notable, showing a loss of 8.8% and 3.3%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (IYK), which is down 0.1% in midday trading, and up 1.19% on a year-to-date basis. Coach, Inc., meanwhile, is down 17.45% year-to-date, and PACCAR Inc. is up 7.88% year-to-date. COH makes up approximately 0.7% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

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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 Tuesday. As you can see, seven sectors are up on the day, while two sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Technology & Communications +1.1%
Energy +0.8%
Financial +0.7%
Materials +0.7%
Services +0.4%
Industrial +0.4%
Healthcare +0.4%
Consumer Products -0.1%
Utilities -0.4%
 
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