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

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$53.08 +0.22 (+0.42 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$52.86
Today's Range$52.74 - $53.20
52-Week Range$47.37 - $57.17
Volume20.79 million shs
Average Volume21.40 million shs
Market CapitalizationN/A
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.33%
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$7.36 billion
Average Daily Volume$24.14 million
Discount/Premium1.56%

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, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.459 per share on Thursday, December 27th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.46%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 21st. View Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's Dividend History.

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

Media coverage about XLU stock has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund earned a media sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the exchange traded fund a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund?

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 58,363,682 shares, an increase of 7.5% from the December 14th total of 54,277,359 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 27,706,938 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 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)

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

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.48%), Patriot Wealth Management Inc. (0.15%), Virtu Financial LLC (0.08%), Biltmore Wealth Management LLC (0.06%), Dorsey Wright & Associates (0.04%) and Community Trust & Investment Co. (0.04%).

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

XLU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Patriot Wealth Management Inc., Bangor Savings Bank, Patten & Patten Inc. TN, Triangle Securities Wealth Management, Altfest L J & Co. Inc., 6 Meridian, Endurance Wealth Management Inc. and Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc..

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

XLU stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Virtu Financial LLC, Dorsey Wright & Associates, Community Trust & Investment Co., G&S Capital LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, Simplex Trading LLC and Global Trust Asset Management LLC.

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 $53.08.

What is Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund's official website?

The official website for Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund is http://www.sectorspdr.com/.

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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  138 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  135 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  273
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 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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