In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Energy stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 1.1%. Within that group, Tesoro Corporation (Symbol: TSO) and Range Resources Corp (Symbol: RRC) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 3.1% and 2.7%, respectively. Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is up 1.1% on the day, and down 11.92% year-to-date. Tesoro Corporation, meanwhile, is up 3.60% year-to-date, and Range Resources Corp, is down 34.37% year-to-date. Combined, TSO and RRC make up approximately 1.3% of the underlying holdings of XLE.
The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, up 0.2%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Symbol: AMD) and Analog Devices Inc (Symbol: ADI) are the most notable, showing a gain of 7.9% and 1.5%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLK ), which is up 0.2% in midday trading, and up 18.97% on a year-to-date basis. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., meanwhile, is up 6.92% year-to-date, and Analog Devices Inc is up 10.66% year-to-date. Combined, AMD and ADI make up approximately 0.7% of the underlying holdings of XLK.
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, two sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.
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