In afternoon trading on Thursday, Energy stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 2.4% loss. Within the sector, Transocean Ltd. (Symbol: RIG) and Chesapeake Energy Corp. (Symbol: CHK) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 7.1% and 5.7%, respectively. Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is down 1.5% on the day, and down 10.87% year-to-date. Transocean Ltd., meanwhile, is down 22.89% year-to-date, and Chesapeake Energy Corp., is down 60.48% year-to-date. Combined, RIG and CHK make up approximately 0.8% of the underlying holdings of XLE.
The next worst performing sector is the Materials sector, showing a 0.3% loss. Among large Materials stocks, CONSOL Energy Inc (Symbol: CNX) and Newmont Mining Corp. (Symbol: NEM) are the most notable, showing a loss of 9.6% and 3.1%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Materials stocks is the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLB ), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and down 5.24% on a year-to-date basis. CONSOL Energy Inc, meanwhile, is down 61.62% year-to-date, and Newmont Mining Corp. , is down 6.75% year-to-date. NEM makes up approximately 1.7% 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:
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