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Thursday Sector Laggards: Healthcare, Services

By Market News Video Staff, Thursday, August 18, 2:41 PM ET

The worst performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Healthcare sector, showing a 0.7% loss. Within the sector, Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA) and Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 5.2% and 2.3%, respectively. Among healthcare ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLV), which is down 0.8% on the day, and down 5.55% year-to-date. Moderna Inc, meanwhile, is down 41.05% year-to-date, and Illumina Inc, is down 45.31% year-to-date. Combined, MRNA and ILMN make up approximately 1.7% of the underlying holdings of XLV.

The next worst performing sector is the Services sector, showing a 0.4% loss. Among large Services stocks, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) and Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) are the most notable, showing a loss of 5.9% and 1.9%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (IYC), which is down 0.3% in midday trading, and down 17.28% on a year-to-date basis. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, meanwhile, is down 25.31% year-to-date, and Target Corp, is down 24.44% year-to-date. TGT makes up approximately 1.6% of the underlying holdings of IYC.

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:

Metals 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, five sectors are up on the day, while three sectors are down.

Sector% Change
Technology & Communications+0.8%
Consumer Products0.0%

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