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The Pulse of the Market: A Dive into Healthcare and Services

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Healthcare Sector: Moderna Inc and Molina Healthcare Inc Taking a Hit

Amidst the midday Thursday hustle, the Healthcare sector is showing a mere 0.1% uptick. In this realm, Moderna Inc (MRNA) and Molina Healthcare Inc (MOH) stand out as less-than-stellar performers, with losses of 2.9% and 2.3% respectively. Tracking the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), ticking up by 0.2% today and boasting an admirable 8.88% growth year-to-date. Moderna Inc has surged by 7.95% over the year, with Molina Healthcare Inc not far behind at a 13.16% increase. Together, MRNA and MOH constitute roughly 1.1% of XLVโ€™s holdings.

Services Sector: Carnival Corp and Charter Communications Inc in the Red

Stepping into the Services sector scene reveals a modest 0.2% rise. Carnival Corp (CCL) and Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) are grappling with losses of 3.5% and 2.3% respectively. Keeping a close eye on Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (IYC), maintaining status quo in midday trading today and flaunting an 8.45% growth year-to-date. Carnival Corp has faltered by 10.52% over the year, and Charter Communications Inc has seen a substantial decline of 26.20% year-to-date. CCL accounts for around 0.3% of IYCโ€™s holdings.

Comparing the performance of these stocks and ETFs over the trailing twelve months unveils a chart showcasing their relative stock price movements, color-coded for easy reference.


Inspecting the S&P 500 components across various sectors in Thursday afternoon trading, it is evident that nine sectors are on the rise, with none in the negative territory.

Sector % Change
Energy +1.2%
Utilities +0.7%
Financial +0.6%
Materials +0.5%
Consumer Products +0.4%
Industrial +0.3%
Services +0.2%
Technology & Communications +0.2%
Healthcare +0.1%

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