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In afternoon trading on Friday, Industrial stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.9%. Within that group, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (Symbol: JBHT) and Lam Research Corp (Symbol: LRCX) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 6.3% and 4.7%, respectively. Among industrial ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLI), which is up 1.9% on the day, and up 8.97% year-to-date. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., meanwhile, is up 14.12% year-to-date, and Lam Research Corp is up 8.96% year-to-date. JBHT makes up approximately 0.4% of the underlying holdings of XLI.

The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, higher by 1.8%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC) and Micron Technology Inc. (Symbol: MU) are the most notable, showing a gain of 7.2% and 5.1%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLK ), which is up 1.4% in midday trading, and up 5.28% on a year-to-date basis. Western Digital Corp, meanwhile, is up 5.76% year-to-date, and Micron Technology Inc. is up 12.26% year-to-date. Combined, WDC and MU make up approximately 1.1% 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:

Portfolio Channel

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, nine sectors are up on the day, while none of the sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Industrial +1.9%
Technology & Communications +1.8%
Materials +1.8%
Consumer Products +1.7%
Energy +1.7%
Healthcare +1.2%
Financial +1.2%
Services +1.0%
Utilities +0.4%

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