Sector Rotation Send Majority Stocks Lower
Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map after sector rotation send majority stocks lower. Stocks in heat map are based on the top 10 holdings of each sector ETF. Click on each picture to zoom in. Below is a summary of today’s action on Wall Street provided by CNBC:
Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images U.S. stock index futures pointed to a strong positive open on Monday, as sentiment was boosted by news that the U.S. Senate narrowly passed a major tax bill over the weekend.
The S&P 500 (SPY) slipped 0.11% today as sector rotation send majority stocks lower. S&P sector advancers tied decliners by 5 to 5. S&P advancers were led by financials (XLF) +1.52%, consumer discretionary (XLY) +1.16% and materials (XLB) +1.03%. Consumer staples (XLP) and industrials (XLI) rose less than 1%. S&P decliners were led by technology (XLK) -1.61%, real estate (XLRE) -1.31% and healthcare (XLV) -1.22%. Energy (XLE) and utilities (XLU) fell less than 1%.
The Dow Jones index gained 58 points closing at 24,290. The Nasdaq was in the red by 72 points ending at 6,775.
There were a couple of main focal points grabbing investors attention throughout the day. First, the morning began with investors showing positive sentiment towards the Senate passing its version of a tax bill over the weekend. Second, a sharp decline in tech (XLK) -1.61% and a 1.52% gain in financials (XLF) meant sector rotation…tech lagging and financials leading.
Here are some standouts in today’s volatile action. As mentioned above, large cap tech took a big hit today as MSFT -3+%, FB -2+% and AMZN -2+% all had better days. However, JPM +2%, HD +2% and DIS +4% all caught strong bids today as investors found this stocks would benefit the most from tax reform.
Credit: Sector Graph provided by Sector SPDR app. Sector breakdown provided by Charles Schwab. Sector heat map provided by finviz. Information Credit: News Headlines and quotes were taken from CNBC in the writing of this post.
S&P 500 Sector Graph
S&P 500 (SPY)
Consumer Discretionary (XLY)
Consumer Staples (XLP)
Real Estate (XLRE)
S&P 500 Sector Heat Map