XLB - Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
59.01
-0.33 (-0.56%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close59.33
Open59.08
Bid0.00 x 34100
Ask0.00 x 3100
Day's Range58.80 - 59.18
52 Week Range52.57 - 64.17
Volume4,057,666
Avg. Volume6,210,228
Net Assets4.84B
NAV57.01
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.87%
YTD Return-5.46%
Beta (3y)1.23
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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  • MARKETS: Bank of America says get defensive on risk markets
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    MARKETS: Bank of America says get defensive on risk markets

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after Bank of America Merrill Lynch's weekly Flow Show report points to minimal flows in stocks and bonds. They do recommend a defensive posture unless and until there is an "event" or the Federal Reserve decides to ease up on the brakes. Energy and material stocks are seeing the most in-flows. Performance of the S&P 500 energy sector (XLE) components as of 12:45 pm ET: ANDV Andeavor -2.42% APA Apache Corp -5.04% APC Anadarko Petro -3.01% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -3.31% CHK Chesapeake Energy Corp -7.47% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -0.07% COP ConocoPhillips -5.64% CVX Chevron Corp -4.20% CXO Concho Res Inc -1.40% DVN Devon Energy -3.90% EOG EOG Res -2.75% EQT Equitable Res -2.18% FTI TechnipFMC plc -3.75% HAL Halliburton Co -4.97% HES Hess Corp -5.05% HP Helmerich & Payne -5.26% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -3.11% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -4.59% NBL Noble Energy -4.27% NFX Newfield Exploration -5.74% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -3.50% OKE Oneok Inc -1.36% OXY Occidental Petro -2.89% PSX Phillips 66 -3.40% PXD Pioneer Natural Res -2.65% RRC Range Res -2.15% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -3.95% VLO Valero Energy -3.18% WMB Williams Companies -1.27% XEC Cimarex Energy -2.85% XOM Exxon Mobil -2.65% Performance of the S&P 500 materials sector (XLB) components as of 12:45 pm ET: ALB Albemarle Corp -0.69% APD Air Products & Chem Inc -1.01% ARNC Arconic Inc -0.35% AVY Avery Dennison Corp -0.68% BLL(HB) Ball Corp -0.22% CF CF Industries Hldgs Inc -0.53% DOV Dover Corp -1.37% DWDP DowDuPont Inc -1.27% EMN Eastman Chemical -1.31% FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc -1.58% FMC FMC Corp 1.25% IFF Intl Flavors/Fragr 0.47% IP Intl Paper -1.04% LYB LyondellBasell Ind N.V. 'A' -3.17% MON Monsanto Co 0.80% MOS The Mosaic Co (New) -0.59% NEM Newmont Mining -1.19% NUE Nucor Corp -1.25% PH Parker-Hannifin -0.82% PKG Packaging Corp America -1.43% PNR Pentair Plc -0.97% PPG(E) PPG Indus Inc 0.49% PX PraxAir Inc -0.94% SEE Sealed Air -0.02% SHW Sherwin-Williams 1.00% WRK Westrock Co -1.42% WY Weyerhaeuser Co 0.78%

  • Walmart’s new site will feature Lord & Taylor brands
    Yahoo Finance Video11 days ago

    Walmart’s new site will feature Lord & Taylor brands

    An updated Walmart.com will showcase over a hundred Lord & Taylor fashion brands. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Melody Hahm, and Ethan Wolff-Mann discuss if this can help Walmart go up against Amazon in the fashion space.

  • Walmart is closer than ever to beating Amazon for the Flipkart deal
    Yahoo Finance Video23 days ago

    Walmart is closer than ever to beating Amazon for the Flipkart deal

    Walmart may have won the battle for India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart. That’s according to Bloomberg. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman, and Brittany Jones-Cooper discuss what a win for Walmart means for Amazon’s ventures abroad.

  • Here’s why Amazon wants a 3D scan of your body
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    Here’s why Amazon wants a 3D scan of your body

    Amazon is reportedly inviting some people to visit New York City to measure their bodies with 3D scanners. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman, and Brittany Jones-Cooper debate whether or not they would get the scan.

  • Your next GM car may have 3D printed parts
    Yahoo Finance Video24 days ago

    Your next GM car may have 3D printed parts

    GM is teaming up with software company Autodesk to produce 3D printed car parts, like stainless steel seat brackets. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Ethan Wolff-Mann, and Pras Subramanian discuss the benefits.

  • Alcoa Bears: Ignore the Risks at Your Own Peril
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Alcoa Bears: Ignore the Risks at Your Own Peril

    In the previous article, we looked at some of Alcoa’s (AA) bullish drivers. Chinese overcapacity is still among the biggest challenges for aluminum producers such as Rio Tinto (RIO) and Norsk Hydro (NHYDY). Chinese aluminum exports have been elevated this year despite President Donald Trump’s Section 232 tariffs.

  • More Positives for NTR and MOS: Potash Prices Continue to Rise
    Market Realist3 days ago

    More Positives for NTR and MOS: Potash Prices Continue to Rise

    Potash prices, similar to nitrogen and phosphates, continued to show strength last week as well. Prices at three of the four locations discussed below experienced a week-over-week increase.

  • MAP Prices in Brazil Recovered Last Week
    Market Realist3 days ago

    MAP Prices in Brazil Recovered Last Week

    Brazil remains a volatile spot for fertilizer producers (XLB) such as Mosaic (MOS), Nutrien (NTR), and CF Industries (CF). Last week, MAP (monoammonium phosphate) prices in Brazil recovered after hitting a low of $420 per metric ton in recent weeks.

  • How Rising Natural Gas Prices Could Impact Nitrogen Producers
    Market Realist4 days ago

    How Rising Natural Gas Prices Could Impact Nitrogen Producers

    Natural gas prices in most locations in North America rose last week, according to the latest EIA (Energy Information Administration) weekly report on natural gas.

  • Investopedia5 days ago

    Active Traders Remain Bullish on Materials

    The basic materials sector – which comprises market segments such as chemicals, containers, packaging, metals, mining and forest products – is often one of the best market hedges due to the underlying demand for its products. In this article, we take a look at several key charts from within the materials space and try to determine how active traders will be looking to position themselves over the weeks or months to come. Retail investors looking to gain exposure to the materials sector usually turn to exchange-traded products such as the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund.

  • Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT)?
    Zacks5 days ago

    Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT)?

    Sector ETF report for FMAT

  • APD Declares Third-Quarter Dividend, Closes in the Green
    Market Realist6 days ago

    APD Declares Third-Quarter Dividend, Closes in the Green

    On May 16, the board of Air Products and Chemicals (APD) made an announcement regarding its quarterly dividend. At the end of its fiscal second quarter, APD had 220.8 million outstanding shares. If APD doesn’t engage in share buybacks before the record date, it will be spending ~$242.9 million in the form of dividend payments.

  • Why Analysts Are Warming Up to Fertilizer Stocks
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Why Analysts Are Warming Up to Fertilizer Stocks

    Stifel Nicolaus raised its price target to $43 from $37, and Morgan Stanley raised its price target to $37 from $24. CF Industries and Mosaic (MOS) are the two largest fertilizer companies, producing nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, respectively.

  • What Analysts Recommend for Nutrien
    Market Realist16 days ago

    What Analysts Recommend for Nutrien

    Nutrien (NTR) reported earnings on May 7 after the market closed. Much of the recent surge in the company’s stock appears to have come from its merger talks with Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), which is one of the largest lithium producers (LIT).

  • Monoammonium Phosphate Prices and Mosaic’s Views on Brazil
    Market Realist17 days ago

    Monoammonium Phosphate Prices and Mosaic’s Views on Brazil

    Like DAP (diammonium phosphate) prices last week, MAP (monoammonium phosphate) prices were broadly flat to positive WoW (week-over-week) but stayed higher YoY (year-over-year). MAP prices in Brazil rose 71 basis points WoW to $424 per metric ton from $421 per metric ton, and 16% YoY from $365 per metric ton. NOLA (New Orleans) MAP prices were flat WoW at $381 per metric ton but rose ~23% YoY from $310 per metric ton.

  • Urea Prices in the Week Ended May 4
    Market Realist18 days ago

    Urea Prices in the Week Ended May 4

    Last week was broadly negative for urea prices, with average NOLA (New Orleans) and Brazilian prices declining WoW (week-over-week). Also, CF Industries (CF) reported its earnings on May 2 and gave some updates on urea prices. Let’s look at these developments.

  • What Analysts Expect for Mosaic’s Margins
    Market Realist20 days ago

    What Analysts Expect for Mosaic’s Margins

    Sales growth and gross income growth are also expected to trickle down to Mosaic’s (MOS) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) estimates.

  • DowDuPont's Solid Q1 Results Push Material ETFs Higher
    Zacks23 days ago

    DowDuPont's Solid Q1 Results Push Material ETFs Higher

    Material ETFs gained on strong first-quarter results from DowDuPont.

  • How Urea Prices Moved in Week Ending April 27
    Market Realist23 days ago

    How Urea Prices Moved in Week Ending April 27

    Last week, urea prices at the two locations discussed below were broadly mixed compared to last week’s levels. However, prices still maintained a double-digit gain compared to the corresponding week a year ago in 2017.

  • Can IFF Meet Adjusted Earnings Expectations?
    Market Realist24 days ago

    Can IFF Meet Adjusted Earnings Expectations?

    International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) is expected to report adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of $1.59 in 1Q18, an increase of 4.6% over its adjusted earnings per share of $1.52 in 1Q17. If IFF can meet expectations, it would be record adjusted EPS for the first quarter.

  • LyondellBasell’s 1Q18 Revenue Was Its Best since 4Q14
    Market Realist26 days ago

    LyondellBasell’s 1Q18 Revenue Was Its Best since 4Q14

    For 1Q18, LyondellBasell (LYB) reported revenue of $9.8 billion, an increase of 15.9% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. In 1Q17, its revenue totaled $8.4 billion. 

  • Air Products and Chemical Beats Estimates in 2Q18, Stock Rises
    Market Realist27 days ago

    Air Products and Chemical Beats Estimates in 2Q18, Stock Rises

    Insights on Air Products and Chemical's 2Q18 EarningsAir Products and Chemicals’ fiscal 2Q18 earnings