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In afternoon trading on Thursday, Industrial stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 1.1% loss. Within that group, United Parcel Service Inc (Symbol: UPS) and Wabtec Corp (Symbol: WAB) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 7.9% and 7.5%, respectively. Among industrial ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLI), which is down 1.7% on the day, and up 20.55% year-to-date. United Parcel Service Inc, meanwhile, is up 9.06% year-to-date, and Wabtec Corp is up 1.02% year-to-date. Combined, UPS and WAB make up approximately 3.6% of the underlying holdings of XLI.

The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, showing a 0.9% loss. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Altria Group Inc (Symbol: MO) and LKQ Corp (Symbol: LKQ) are the most notable, showing a loss of 7.1% and 5.7%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is down 1.2% in midday trading, and up 13.99% on a year-to-date basis. Altria Group Inc, meanwhile, is up 4.56% year-to-date, and LKQ Corp is up 24.91% year-to-date. MO makes up approximately 4.5% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

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:

Preferred Stock Channel

Here's a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Thursday. As you can see, three sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Utilities +0.7%
Healthcare +0.4%
Financial +0.4%
Energy -0.2%
Services -0.4%
Technology & Communications -0.7%
Consumer Products -0.9%
Materials -0.9%
Industrial -1.1%

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