Monday Sector Leaders: Consumer Products, Healthcare

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The best performing sector as of midday Monday is the Consumer Products sector, not showing much of a loss. Within the sector, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc (Symbol: DPS) and Tapestry Inc (Symbol: TPR) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 25.1% and 2.0%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (Symbol: IYK), which is down 0.2% on the day, and up 2.60% year-to-date. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc, meanwhile, is up 23.32% year-to-date, and Tapestry Inc is up 10.13% year-to-date. Combined, DPS and TPR make up approximately 1.5% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

The next best performing sector is the Healthcare sector, not showing much of a loss. Among large Healthcare stocks, Gilead Sciences Inc (Symbol: GILD) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Symbol: REGN) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.6% and 2.9%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLV ), which is up 0.1% in midday trading, and up 10.77% on a year-to-date basis. Gilead Sciences Inc, meanwhile, is up 24.79% year-to-date, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is up 2.49% year-to-date. Combined, GILD and REGN make up approximately 4.1% of the underlying holdings of XLV.

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 Options Channel 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, none of the sectors are up on the day, while seven sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Consumer Products 0.0%
Healthcare -0.0%
Services -0.2%
Technology & Communications -0.4%
Industrial -0.4%
Financial -0.5%
Materials -0.6%
Utilities -1.0%
Energy -1.1%

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