• Wednesday Sector Leaders: Materials, Industrial

    Source: Forbes - Markets / 06 May 2015 14:39:17   Eastern Standard Time

    Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Wednesday, shares of Materials companies are outperforming other sectors, up 0.1%. Within that group, CONSOL Energy Inc (NYSE: CNX) and Vulcan Materials Co (NYSE: VMC) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 2.4% and 1.8%, respectively. Among the high volume ETFs, one ETF closely following materials stocks is the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (AMEX: XLB), which is flat on the day on the day, and up 4.37% year-to-date. CONSOL Energy Inc, meanwhile, is down 1.65% year-to-date, and Vulcan Materials Co is up 32.60% year-to-date. VMC makes up approximately 1.9% of the underlying holdings of XLB. http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2015/05/06/wednesday-sector-leaders-materials-industrial/