Market Sectors Split, 0.98% Drop for Materials While Utilities Rise 0.97%

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Tractor - source: FreeImages.com/Christophe Libert
Tractor - source: FreeImages.com/Christophe Libert

The market sectors were mixed Thursday with a majority of the sectors trending up. Utilities saw the biggest increase of the day (0.97%), while Materials saw the biggest drop (0.98%). Consumer Discretionary has seen the biggest year-to-date gain at 19%. The biggest loss this year has been the Consumer Staples sector dropping 5.55%.

Utilities saw the biggest turnaround from its 5-day performance of -2.62%, as it went up 0.97%. Materials and Financials saw turn arounds from their five day positive performance, Materials with a drop of 0.98%.

Sector Breakdown

  • Utilities went up with a 0.97% change.
  • Communication Services went up with a 0.80% change.
  • Consumer Discretionary went up with a 0.54% change.
  • Information Technology went up with a 0.54% change.
  • Healthcare went up with a 0.45% change.
  • Industrials went up with a 0.14% change.
  • Real Estate went up with a 0.14% change.
  • Energy went up with a 0.05% change.
  • Consumer Staples went down with a -0.19% change.
  • Financials went down with a -0.33% change.
  • Materials went down with a -0.98% change.

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