VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
118.645
+0.525 (+0.44%)
As of 12:42PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close118.120
Open118.140
Bid0.000 x 800
Ask0.000 x 800
Day's Range118.160 - 119.105
52 Week Range104.820 - 125.540
Volume53,364
Avg. Volume136,275
Net Assets3.67B
NAV117.91
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield3.16%
YTD Return3.57%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.12
Expense Ratio (net)0.10%
Inception Date2004-01-26
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  • How Utilities Have Performed Compared to Other Sectors This Year
    Market Realist20 days ago

    How Utilities Have Performed Compared to Other Sectors This Year

    Let’s take a look at the utility sector’s total returns compared to those of other sectors so far this year. Broader utilities (XLU) have returned more than 3% this year, underperforming the broader markets. SPY, a representative of the broader markets, continues to make new highs and has returned 11% this year.

  • What’s the Dividend Outlook for These Top-Yielding Utilities?
    Market Realist20 days ago

    What’s the Dividend Outlook for These Top-Yielding Utilities?

    Southern Company (SO) expects to increase its EPS by 4%–6% annually for the next few years, which is in line with the industry average. Southern Company’s stock performance has been negatively affected by power plant issues in the last few years.

  • Who Bought and Who Dumped XLU in Q2 2018?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Who Bought and Who Dumped XLU in Q2 2018?

    According to the latest 13F filing, Goldman Sachs and UBS Financial Services increased their stakes in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs added net ~16 million units of XLU and held ~22% of its total outstanding shares as of June 30. In the first quarter, it held 11.5% of XLU’s total outstanding shares with ~16 million shares. UBS Financial Services bought net 8.7 million units of XLU and held 8.6% at the end of Q2 2018.

  • Are Institutional Investors Bullish on Southern Company?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Are Institutional Investors Bullish on Southern Company?

    The Vanguard Group is the largest institutional investor in Georgia-based Southern Company (SO), second-largest regulated utility. Almost all of the top institutional investors increased their stake in Southern Company in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust was among the top sellers in SO in this period.

  • How Institutional Investors Played XLU in Q2 2018
    Market Realist2 months ago

    How Institutional Investors Played XLU in Q2 2018

    Utilities gained solid momentum primarily due to trade war concerns later in the second quarter despite the Fed delivering a second rate hike in June. In this series, we’ll see how institutional investors played out top utilities during the second quarter. So far this year, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), the representative of the S&P 500 utilities, has had a tepid run and has risen almost 2.0%—notably underperforming the broader markets.

  • The 7 Best Utilities ETFs
    InvestorPlace4 months ago

    The 7 Best Utilities ETFs

    The utilities sector is small. It accounts for just 2.85% of the S&P 500 and only three sectors have smaller weights in the benchmark U.S. equity gauge, but that diminutive status does not diminish the sector’s importance.

  • Business Wire4 months ago

    E*TRADE Adds Several of Today’s Most Popular ETFs to Commission-Free ETF Lineup

    E*TRADE Financial Corporation today announced it has surpassed 250 commission-free ETFs with the addition of 46 ETFs from six providers to its Commission-Free ETF Pr

  • How Capacity Utilization across US Industries Trended in May
    Market Realist4 months ago

    How Capacity Utilization across US Industries Trended in May

    The Federal Reserve publishes capacity utilization data along with industrial production data every month. Capacity utilization in industries is a precise indicator of economic progress, as industries make changes to production planning depending on anticipated demand for their products. Capacity utilization, as the name suggests, is the percentage of capacity utilized of the total potential output.

  • Analyzing Xcel Energy’s Long-Term Dividend Drivers
    Market Realist4 months ago

    Analyzing Xcel Energy’s Long-Term Dividend Drivers

    In this article, we’ll discuss the factors that could affect Xcel Energy’s (XEL) dividends in the future. Xcel Energy aims to increase its long-term EPS by 5%–6%. Xcel Energy’s increased focus on expanding its renewables capacity and multiyear rate plans could boost its earnings in the long term.

  • Analyzing Utilities’ Chart Indicators and Short Interest
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Analyzing Utilities’ Chart Indicators and Short Interest

    Currently, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is trading on par with its 50-day moving average and 3% lower than its 200-day moving average. The discount to its 200-day moving average level shows the weakness in XLU. XLU’s 200-day moving average level around $52.3 is expected to act as a resistance going forward. Currently, XLU is trading at $50.5.

  • What Institutional Investors Think about Dominion Energy
    Market Realist5 months ago

    What Institutional Investors Think about Dominion Energy

    Let’s see how institutional investors played Dominion Energy (D)—a laggard in the S&P 500 Utilities (XLU)—in the first quarter. According to recent 13F filings, the Vanguard Group is the top institutional investor in Dominion Energy. It added 0.9 million shares in the first quarter, raising its stake to 7.4%.

  • Analysts Positive on NextEra and Cautious on Southern Company
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Analysts Positive on NextEra and Cautious on Southern Company

    With a mean target price of $170.40 and a current price of $160.20, renewables titan NextEra Energy’s (NEE) stock has a potential upside of ~6.3% for the next 12 months. RBC raised NextEra Energy’s target price from $166 to $170 last week. Of the 14 analysts covering NextEra Energy, four recommend “strong buy,” eight recommend “buy,” two recommend “hold,” and none recommend “sell.”

  • Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (FUTY)?
    Zacks5 months ago

    Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (FUTY)?

    Sector ETF report for FUTY

  • Institutions Increased Their Stakes in XLU in Q1 2018
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Institutions Increased Their Stakes in XLU in Q1 2018

    According to a recent 13F filing, Goldman Sachs is the biggest institutional investor in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) with 11.5% of its total outstanding shares as of March 31. Goldman Sachs bought net 5.3 million shares, which grew the total number of shares to more than 16 million during the quarter.

  • Trends in Capacity Utilization across US Industries in April
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Trends in Capacity Utilization across US Industries in April

    Capacity utilization in US industries and industrial production data are published by the Federal Reserve every month. There are only a few economic indicators that act as a precise leading indicator for the US economy, and capacity utilization is one of them.

  • Xcel Energy’s Largest Institutional Investor Lowered Its Stake
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Xcel Energy’s Largest Institutional Investor Lowered Its Stake

    Xcel Energy (XEL), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of the largest regulated utilities in the country. Let’s look at institutional investors’ activity in the first quarter.

  • Institutional Investors: How They Played S&P 500 Utilities in Q1
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Institutional Investors: How They Played S&P 500 Utilities in Q1

    Utility stocks—generally called widow and orphan stocks—are one of the poorest performing sectors across the broader markets so far this year. They might continue to trade weakly, given the aggressive stance of the Fed. Along with a strong possibility of another quarter-point rate hike in June, traders are predicting three more rate hikes during the year. With the outlook for utilities not so exciting, we’ll see how institutional investors have recently played out their utilities (IDU) (VPU) holdings.

  • S&P 500 Utilities Stocks with the Highest Potential Upsides
    Market Realist5 months ago

    S&P 500 Utilities Stocks with the Highest Potential Upsides

    The utilities sector, one of the most sensitive sectors to interest rate hikes, has been subdued this year. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the S&P 500 Utilities Index, has fallen more than 4% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 has risen 3%. Strength in Treasury yields and faster-than-expected interest rate hikes have weighed on utilities this year.

  • Xcel Energy’s Valuation, Analysts’ Views, and Target Price
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Xcel Energy’s Valuation, Analysts’ Views, and Target Price

    Xcel Energy (XEL) is a pure-play regulated utility valued at $22.9 billion. Xcel Energy serves more than 5 million customers mainly in Minnesota, Colorado, and Michigan. The stock has fallen more than 6% year-to-date. Xcel Energy’s large exposure to regulated operations facilitates stable earnings and eventually stable dividends. To learn more, read How Xcel Energy’s Dividend Profile Compares to Peers.

  • What to Expect from Consolidated Edison
    Market Realist5 months ago

    What to Expect from Consolidated Edison

    Consolidated Edison (ED) is among the few largest regulated utilities in the country. So far in 2018, the stock has fallen almost 10%. Tax reforms, valuation concerns, and rising interest rates pulled utility stocks down in the last six months. The following chart shows the comparative stock price movement of Consolidated Edison along with broader utilities (XLU) (VPU).

  • XLU: Where Utility Stocks Could Head from Here
    Market Realist5 months ago

    XLU: Where Utility Stocks Could Head from Here

    The weakness in utility stocks last week has pushed them below their 50-day moving average levels. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is currently trading on par with its 50-day moving average and 4% lower than its 200-day moving average. It looks weak given its moving averages, and $52.53 is expected to act as a resistance for it going forward. It’s currently trading at $50.38.

  • Kiplinger5 months ago

    Trade War? These Stocks Will Do Best

    If tariffs soar, the economy will take a hit. But firms that don't rely as much on global trade will be harmed less than those that do.

  • Where PPL Stock Might Go from Here
    Market Realist6 months ago

    Where PPL Stock Might Go from Here

    On April 24, PPL (PPL) stock was trading at par to its 50-day moving average and 16% below its 200-day moving average level. The significant discount to this level highlights the weakness in PPL stock. If PPL crosses above its 50-day moving average of $28.4 and continues to trade above this level, there could be some strength in the stock.

  • What March Capacity Utilization Data Says about Economy
    Market Realist6 months ago

    What March Capacity Utilization Data Says about Economy

    Are Tax Cuts and Deregulation Boosting Industrial Production? The Federal Reserve publishes capacity utilization data along with industrial production data for US industries every month. Capacity utilization change is one of the few economic indicators that acts as a leading indicator for the economy and helps in predicting changes to the US business cycle.

  • NextEra Energy Beat 1Q18 Earnings Estimates
    Market Realist6 months ago

    NextEra Energy Beat 1Q18 Earnings Estimates

    NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market capitalization in the country, reported its 1Q18 earnings on April 24. The company’s strong performance continued in 1Q18. NextEra Energy reported an adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.94 for the reported quarter and beat consensus estimates. In the same quarter last year, NextEra Energy reported an EPS of $1.75.