Monday Sector Laggards: Energy, MaterialsBy Metals Channel Staff, Monday, September 20, 2:45 PM ET
In afternoon trading on Monday, Energy stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 4.6% loss. Within the sector, Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE:DVN) and APA Corp (NASDAQ:APA) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 7.4% and 7.2%, respectively. Among energy ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLE), which is down 5.3% on the day, and up 25.99% year-to-date. Devon Energy Corp., meanwhile, is up 81.59% year-to-date, and APA Corp is up 32.17% year-to-date. Combined, DVN and APA make up approximately 2.9% of the underlying holdings of XLE.
The next worst performing sector is the Materials sector, showing a 2.9% loss. Among large Materials stocks, Nucor Corp. (NYSE:NUE) and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) are the most notable, showing a loss of 9.3% and 7.1%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Materials stocks is the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB), which is down 3.4% in midday trading, and up 9.49% on a year-to-date basis. Nucor Corp., meanwhile, is up 80.35% year-to-date, and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold is up 18.54% year-to-date. Combined, NUE and FCX make up approximately 8.1% of the underlying holdings of XLB.
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 Monday. As you can see, none of the sectors are up on the day, while nine sectors are down.
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