NYSEARCA:XLB - Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $51.32 -0.40 (-0.77 %) (As of 12/17/2018 01:39 AM ET)Previous Close$51.32Today's Range$51.13 - $51.8452-Week Range$50.09 - $64.17Volume7.98 million shsAverage Volume7.13 million shsMarket CapitalizationN/AP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield2.09%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionChartDividendInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Materials Select Sector Index (the Index). The Index includes companies involved in such industries as chemicals; metals and mining; paper and forest products; containers and packaging, and construction materials. The Fund's investment advisor is SSgA Funds Management, Inc. Receive XLB News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for XLB and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Basic Details Issuer SSgA Fund NameMaterials Select Sector SPDR Fund Tax ClassificationRegulated Investment Company SymbolNYSEARCA:XLB Inception Date12/16/1998 Fund ManagerMike Feehily, Karl Schneider, Ted Janowsky Webwww.sectorspdr.com Phone+1-866-7872257 Fund Focus Asset ClassEquity BenchmarkS&P Materials Select Sector TR USD CategorySector FocusBasic Materials Development LevelDeveloped Markets RegionNorth America Fund Statistics Assets Under Management$4.35 billion Average Daily Volume$9.20 million Discount/Premium-1.93% ETF Expenses Management Fee0.03% Other Expenses0.10% Total Expenses0.13% Fee Waiver0.00% Net Expenses0.13%Administrator, Advisor and Custodian AdministratorState Street Bank and Trust Company AdvisorSSgA Funds Management, Inc. CustodianState Street Bank and Trust Company DistributorALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. Transfer AgentState Street Bank and Trust Company Trustee Lead Market MakerVirtu Financial Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLB) Frequently Asked Questions What is Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's stock symbol? Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)ARCA under the ticker symbol "XLB." How often does Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund? Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 24th will be given a dividend of $0.2888 per share on Wednesday, September 26th. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 21st. This is a positive change from Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. View Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's Dividend History. Has Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about XLB stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund earned a coverage optimism score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the exchange traded fund a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund? Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund saw a decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,642,529 shares, a decline of 43.4% from the October 31st total of 22,343,234 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,274,854 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.4 days. View Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's Current Options Chain. Who are Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's key executives? Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's management team includes the folowing people: Michael Feehily, Member of the Management BoardJohn A. Tucker, Member of the Management Board (Age 1) Who are Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's major shareholders? Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Morgan Stanley (7.92%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.19%), BlackRock Inc. (1.10%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.85%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.82%) and AGF Investments Inc. (0.81%). Which major investors are selling Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund stock? XLB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Bank of Montreal Can, Baker Avenue Asset Management LP, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Dow Chemical Co. DE, Biltmore Wealth Management LLC, Clarus Wealth Advisors and United Asset Strategies Inc.. Which major investors are buying Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund stock? XLB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., First Republic Investment Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., AGF Investments Inc. and Rehmann Capital Advisory Group. How do I buy shares of Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund? Shares of XLB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's stock price today? One share of XLB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.32. What is Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's official website? The official website for Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund is http://www.sectorspdr.com/. How can I contact Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund? Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund's mailing address is One Lincoln Street, BOSTON, MA 02211, United States. The exchange traded fund can be reached via phone at +1-866-7872257. MarketBeat Community Rating for Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA XLB)Community Ranking: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 76 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 74 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 150MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe XLB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe XLB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Book Value of a Share?