In Sketch I can select multiple layers and then hold down
⌥ + ⌘ (Option + Command on Mac) to move only those selected layers.
This is extremely useful when layers are nested or I have just duplicated a layer and want to move it to a new location.
UPDATE: GIFs to show what I am trying to accomplish:
Desired behavior demoed in Sketch -
Trying to accomplish in XD -
Does XD have an equivalent feature?