NYSEARCA:XLU - Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$54.52 +0.28 (+0.52 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$54.52
Today's Range$54.11 - $54.7550
52-Week Range$47.37 - $57.23
Volume14.12 million shs
Average Volume16.95 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.77 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.24%
BetaN/A
Select Sector Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund), formerly Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund, seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Utilities Select Sector of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from industries, such as electric utilities, multi-utilities, independent power producers and energy traders, and gas utilities. The Fund utilizes a passive or indexing investment approach to attempt to approximate the investment performance of the Index. The Fund's investment advisor is SSgA Funds Management, Inc.

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Basic Details

Issuer SSgA
Fund NameUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund
Tax ClassificationRegulated Investment Company
SymbolNYSEARCA:XLU
Inception Date12/16/1998
Fund ManagerMike Feehily, Karl Schneider, Dwayne Hancock
Phone+1-866-7872257

Fund Focus

Asset ClassEquity
BenchmarkS&P Utilities Select Sector TR USD
CategorySector
FocusUtilities
Development LevelDeveloped Markets
RegionNorth America

Fund Statistics

Assets Under Management$7.59 billion
Average Daily Volume$14.65 million
Discount/Premium1.72%

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 MakerJane Street

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Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLU) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's stock symbol?

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)ARCA under the ticker symbol "XLU."

How often does Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund?

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of $0.4405 per share on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th. This is an increase from Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. View Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's Dividend History.

Are investors shorting Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund?

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 57,848,683 shares, a drop of 14.9% from the July 13th total of 67,985,529 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 13,358,528 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.3 days. View Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's Current Options Chain.

Who are Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's key executives?

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Michael Feehily, Member of the Management Board
  • John A. Tucker, Member of the Management Board (Age 1)

Has Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about XLU stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the exchange traded fund an impact score of 47.51 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund.

Who are Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's major shareholders?

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Morgan Stanley (6.20%), Swan Global Investments LLC (5.13%), Natixis (3.59%), Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. (1.17%), Psagot Investment House Ltd. (0.81%) and Honeywell International Inc. (0.54%).

Which major investors are selling Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund stock?

XLU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Swan Global Investments LLC, Meritage Portfolio Management, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC, Alerus Financial NA, US Bancorp DE, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI and KCM Investment Advisors LLC.

Which major investors are buying Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund stock?

XLU stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., Natixis, United Services Automobile Association, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd., Baird Financial Group Inc., AGF Investments Inc. and Toronto Dominion Bank.

How do I buy shares of Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund?

Shares of XLU 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 Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's stock price today?

One share of XLU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $54.52.

How big of a company is Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund?

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund has a market capitalization of $6.77 billion.

How can I contact Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund?

Utilities 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 Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA XLU)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  112 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  118 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  230
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe XLU will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe XLU will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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