Stocks Finish Strong First Half Performance
Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map after Stocks Finish Strong First Half Performance. 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:
The S&P 500 (SPY) rose by 0.15% today after Stocks Finish Strong First Half Performance. S&P sector advancers tied decliners by 5 to 5. Consumer discretionary (XLY), consumer staples (XLP), energy (XLE), industrials (XLI) and materials (XLB) all gained on the session less than 1%. Financials (XLF), healthcare (XLV), real estate (XLRE), technology (XLK) and utilities (XLU) all slipped on the day, losing less than 1%.
U.S. equities closed mostly higher on Friday as Wall Street capped a strong first-half performance. (CNBC) The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 63 points, with Nike contributing the most gains. The 30-stock index has risen 8 percent through the first six months of the year, marking its best start to a year since 2013. (CNBC) The Nasdaq composite closed just below breakeven. The tech-heavy index, however, has easily outperformed the Dow and the S&P this year, surging 14.1 percent and posted its largest first-half gains since 2009. (CNBC)
“We’re off to a superb start and why not? The data have been good,” said Mike Baele, managing director at U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve. “But what’s really been positive have been earnings and the forecast for the rest of the year are pretty good.” (CNBC)
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