The Rally's Impact on the Best and Worst Performing Sectors

Following a 4-week rally with all major indices up over 20%, the markets traded lower as of midday Monday, weighed by on-going concerns over the health of the financial sector. Despite four weeks of steep gains, financials, industrials, and utilities companies remain deep in the red year-to-date, recording losses over 10%.

Within the S&P 500, the Financial sector takes the number 1 spot to the downside year-to-date, with a loss of 25%. Companies such as Citigroup , Bank of America , and Capital One Financial , rallied in the past four weeks with gains north of 160%, 96%, and 46%, respectively. However, the shares of all three companies continue to trade down roughly 50% YTD.

Out of all sectors in the S&P 500, only two sectors are up year-to-date: Technology is up over 8%, while Materials are up about 1%.

The following tables depict some of the biggest percent gainers and losers within the S&P 500 year-to-date, excluding any companies with a share value below $5.*

Information Technology: up over 8%

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Financials: down about 25%

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Industrials: down about 18%

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Utilities: down about 11%

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*All data as of 12:25 p.m. EST

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