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The worst performing sector as of midday Monday is the Utilities sector, showing a 3.6% loss. Within the sector, PG&E Corp (Symbol: PCG) and Pinnacle West Capital Corp (Symbol: PNW) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 48.3% and 3.1%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is down 2.6% on the day, and down 2.04% year-to-date. PG&E Corp , meanwhile, is down 61.68% year-to-date, and Pinnacle West Capital Corp, is down 3.56% year-to-date. Combined, PCG and PNW make up approximately 2.0% of the underlying holdings of XLU.

The next worst performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, showing a 0.8% loss. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Symbol: TTWO) are the most notable, showing a loss of 5.5% and 4.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLK ), which is down 0.9% in midday trading, and up 1.62% on a year-to-date basis. Western Digital Corp, meanwhile, is up 2.33% year-to-date, and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is up 1.62% year-to-date. WDC makes up approximately 0.2% 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:

Energy Stock 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, two sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Energy +0.4%
Financial +0.2%
Industrial -0.0%
Consumer Products -0.1%
Services -0.5%
Materials -0.5%
Healthcare -0.7%
Technology & Communications -0.8%
Utilities -3.6%

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