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Friday Sector Leaders: Consumer Products, Services

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In afternoon trading on Friday, Consumer Products stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.0%. Within the sector, HanesBrands Inc (Symbol: HBI) and Nike (Symbol: NKE) are two of the day’s stand-outs, showing a gain of 5.0% and 4.4%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (Symbol: IYK), which is up 0.9% on the day, and up 2.24% year-to-date. HanesBrands Inc, meanwhile, is up 10.47% year-to-date, and Nike is up 7.03% year-to-date. Combined, HBI and NKE make up approximately 4.0% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

The next best performing sector is the Services sector, higher by 0.8%. Among large Services stocks, Wyndham Worldwide Corp (Symbol: WYN) and Kohl’s Corp. (Symbol: KSS) are the most notable, showing a gain of 3.7% and 3.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ), which is up 0.6% in midday trading, and up 6.87% on a year-to-date basis. Wyndham Worldwide Corp, meanwhile, is up 9.82% year-to-date, and Kohl’s Corp. is up 23.70% year-to-date. Combined, WYN and KSS make up approximately 0.7% of the underlying holdings of IYC.

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:

Stock Market Game Here’s a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Friday. As you can see, seven sectors are up on the day, while two sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Consumer Products +1.0%
Services +0.8%
Financial +0.4%
Materials +0.4%
Healthcare +0.3%
Industrial +0.3%
Technology & Communications +0.1%
Utilities -0.1%
Energy -0.4%

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