SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
290.02
+0.57 (+0.20%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close289.45
Open290.10
Bid290.07 x 2900
Ask290.11 x 2200
Day's Range288.66 - 290.32
52 Week Range233.76 - 293.94
Volume68,708,513
Avg. Volume73,788,972
Net Assets264.06B
NAV289.97
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.85%
YTD Return16.53%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.00
Expense Ratio (net)0.09%
Inception Date1993-01-22
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
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