XAR - SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
81.77
+0.25 (+0.31%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close81.52
Open81.68
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range81.33 - 81.86
52 Week Range56.31 - 82.65
Volume149,883
Avg. Volume137,232
Net Assets953.28M
NAV79.77
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.11%
YTD Return26.86%
Beta (3y)0.89
Expense Ratio (net)0.35%
Inception Date2011-09-28
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  • Barrons.com15 days ago

    Shoot for the Moon? Buy Aerospace Over Defense

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  • Defense Stocks Dip Despite New Major North Korea Escalations
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    Defense Stocks Dip Despite New Major North Korea Escalations

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  • Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR) Hits New 52-Week High
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    Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR) Hits New 52-Week High

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  • Barrons.com27 days ago

    The Best Way To Value Aerospace And Defense

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    Big Growth for Aerospace Stocks, ETFs

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    Defense ETFs Shoot Up as Senate Mulls $700B Defense Bill

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    Aerospace and Defense ETFs Rocket Higher

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  • Barrons.comlast month

    Boeing 787 Production Increase Is Good News For Aerospace, But…

    Boeing (BA) stock climbed yesterday on news that it would increase its production of 787 aircraft. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's Michael Ciarmoli and Les Sulewski write that given there recent slump in wide-body planes, they, and many others, expected the company would more likely maintain or cut their production. While we continue to struggle with current valuations (NTM PE multiple at 19.2x representing a multi-year high) and believe Boeing's decision to plow forward with higher rates may ultimately saturate the market, we believe this news may breathe more life into the aero exposed OE names.

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    Aerospace ETFs Keep Flying Higher

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    How Executive Pay Can Help Transport Stocks Succeed Long Term

    Morgan Stanley’s Eva Zlotnicka and her team think that (at least part of) the answer is to link executive pay packages to long-term outcomes. The SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR) is up 19% this year, while the SPDR S&P Transportation (XTN) is up  just over 8%.

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    Airlines Capacity Growth Leaves No Room For Error

    Canaccord's Ken Herbert and  Jamaine Aggrey check in with the airline industry today, writing that the current outlook for overall capacity growth of about 6% "leaves no margin for error" for the aerospace industry. Passenger traffic continues to track above its historical 5% average growth, but they warn that lower fuel prices make older planes more attractive for current and future capacity requirements, which could put pressure on the delivery of new planes. Of course, demand for air travel remains high, with global passenger traffic ahead of expectations this year, up 7.7%, but there's reason to worry about the supply-demand balance in commercial aerospace.

  • Barrons.comlast month

    Are 2018 Estimates Too High For Defense Stocks?

    Wells Fargo’s Sam Pearlstein and his team take a look at the aerospace and defense sector ahead of the third quarter earnings season: As companies often provide a first-pass at the year ahead of third-quarter conference calls, they write that it’s a good time to review consensus expectations. Pearlstein writes that he thinks consensus revenue growth for 2018 could be on the high side for Northrup Grumman (NOC) and Lockheed Martin (LMT), and margin expectations for Raytheon (RTN) could also be too “aggressive.” That said, he writes that these stocks don’t tend to move on revenues, as most investors focus on EPS and cash flow expectations, and he’s not changing his estimates. Overall, he sees positive trends supporting the defense sector, as budgets increase and there’s no shortage of geopolitical threats.

  • Barrons.comlast month

    Expecting More M&A In The Defense Sector? Don't Hold Your Breath

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  • Defense Stocks Climb After North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan
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    Defense Stocks Climb After North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan

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  • ETF Trends2 months ago

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