XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

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75.11
+0.03 (+0.04%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

74.58 -0.55 (-0.73%)
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Previous Close75.08
Open74.72
Bid0.00 x 1100
Ask0.00 x 1000
Day's Range73.98 - 75.24
52 Week Range61.80 - 79.42
Volume15,351,520
Avg. Volume14,910,661
Net Assets19.38B
NAV75.95
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield3.04%
YTD Return6.57%
Beta (3y)1.02
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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  • Could Inventories Boost Natural Gas Prices?
    Market Realist16 hours ago

    Could Inventories Boost Natural Gas Prices?

    According to the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration), natural gas inventories rose by 51 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 2,203 Bcf in the week ended July 6. In the past five years, natural gas inventories have risen by an average of ~77 Bcf at this time of the year. However, on July 12, natural gas August futures fell 1.1% because of supply concerns.

  • What Has Been Fueling Anadarko Petroleum Stock?
    Market Realist18 hours ago

    What Has Been Fueling Anadarko Petroleum Stock?

    Anadarko Petroleum (APC) stock has been on a significant uptrend this year due to the rally in crude oil prices (DBO). Anadarko Petroleum was also supported by strong first-quarter earnings. In the fourth quarter of 2017, Anadarko Petroleum’s EPS was positive for the first time since the first quarter of 2016.

  • Crude Oil Bears Could Overshadow Oil Bulls
    Market Realist20 hours ago

    Crude Oil Bears Could Overshadow Oil Bulls

    August WTI oil futures contracts fell 0.7% in early morning trading on July 18. Brent and WTI crude oil futures rose ~0.5% and ~0.03%, respectively, on July 17.

  • Crude Oil and the S&P 500’s Price Movement on July 17
    Market Realist21 hours ago

    Crude Oil and the S&P 500’s Price Movement on July 17

    The S&P 500 rose ~0.4% to 2,809.55 on July 17—the highest closing since February 1. The index rose due to Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s bullish comments about strong US economic growth. The expectations of strong second-quarter earnings results also helped the index.

  • ETF Trendsyesterday

    Energy ETF Investors: Look Beyond Exploration, Production

    Oil exploration and production companies, which took the brunt of the hit during the crude selling, have benefited the most as prices rebounded, but ETF investors should begin to think about taking a more ...

  • What Has Deteriorated Oil’s Prospects?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    What Has Deteriorated Oil’s Prospects?

    On July 16, US crude oil August futures fell 4.2% and settled at $68.06 per barrel—their lowest closing level since June 21.

  • ETF Trends2 days ago

    What Matters Most With Upcoming Energy Earnings

    The Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) , the largest equity-based energy ETF, is up about 5% year-to-date, but XLE and rival energy ETFs will be tested as the sector's second-quarter earnings reports start rolling in. “Q2 estimates moved up modestly since the quarter got underway, but the positive revisions were primarily because of the Energy sector. Excluding the Energy sector, estimates for the quarter would be modestly down in the last 10 weeks,” according to Direxion.

  • Hedge Funds’ Positions: Bullish Momentum in WTI Oil?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Hedge Funds’ Positions: Bullish Momentum in WTI Oil?

    Hedge funds’ net bullish positions in US crude oil futures and options decreased 0.1% to 433,938 on July 3–10. However, the positions are near the highest level since April 17. The positions increased by 255,284 contracts or 143% YoY (year-over-year). Hedge funds’ net bullish positions in US crude oil futures and options suggests that they remain bullish towards oil prices.

  • Barrons.com2 days ago

    Crude-Oil Caution: Volatility Ahead

    The outlook for crude-oil prices has been clouded by a bevy of concerns  on both the supply and the demand sides. All that news has weighed on oil prices, pushing the global benchmark Brent crude down to near $72 per barrel, the lowest point since early April. Goldman Sachs' analyst Damien Courvalin wrote in a report published Monday: "Ultimately, global inventories are low, oil demand remains robust and we still expect a deficit once U.S. secondary sanctions are reintroduced.

  • Will President Trump’s Plan Impact Crude Oil?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Will President Trump’s Plan Impact Crude Oil?

    WTI crude oil prices hit $74.15 per barrel on June 29—the highest level since November 2014. However, Brent and WTI oil prices fell 5.2% and 4.2%, respectively, during the last two weeks. WTI oil prices fell 3.8% last week. However, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 0.8% last week. The companies in XLE develop and produce crude oil and natural gas and other energy-related services.

  • S&P 500 near a Six-Month High, WTI Fell for the Second Week
    Market Realist2 days ago

    S&P 500 near a Six-Month High, WTI Fell for the Second Week

    The S&P 500 Index rose ~0.11% to 2,801.31 on July 13—the highest closing since February 1. The expectation of strong second-quarter earnings results has been driving the S&P 500. However, the escalating trade war between the US and China has limited the upside for the S&P 500. Six out of the 11 key sectors in the S&P 500 advanced on July 13.

  • Which Offshore Drillers Have the Highest and Lowest Leverage?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Which Offshore Drillers Have the Highest and Lowest Leverage?

    Offshore drilling (XLE) companies are capital-intensive, so looking at their financial leverage is very important. The debt-to-equity ratio and net debt-to-EBITDA ratio show these companies’ financial leverage. A higher ratio means higher financial leverage and higher financial risk.

  • Falling Commodity Prices Could Bother US Investors
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Falling Commodity Prices Could Bother US Investors

    Although US steel prices and physical aluminum premiums have spiked this year after the Section 232 tariffs, metal prices have been largely subdued. Recently, seaborne iron ore prices fell to a multi-month low. Aluminum, zinc, and copper have also come under pressure amid concerns about the US-China trade war. Gold (GLD), which is generally seen as a safe-haven asset, has also been subdued. However, energy prices (XLE) have shown strength amid supply-side concerns due to looming Iran sanctions.

  • Barrons.com3 days ago

    Oil Prices Sink as U.S. Mulls Tapping Strategic Reserves

    The summer of 2018 should've been the most bullish period for crude in several years, but both Brent and West Texas Intermediate have taken a beating on mounting concerns about what could disrupt equilibrium. Energy stocks have also taken a hit with the Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) notching a 1.2% decline. The negative implications for crude prices are hard to ignore.

  • Market Realist3 days ago

    Important Drivers for Your Energy Portfolio

    On July 16–20, the events listed in the following table could impact oil and natural gas prices. The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) is expected to release its monthly drilling productivity report on July 16. The report could influence oil and natural gas prices for the next few weeks.

  • MarketWatch3 days ago

    U.S. oil risks closing below a key short-term level for the first time in 3 weeks

    MARKET PULSE Crude-oil prices early Monday were trading sharply lower, with the U.S. benchmark on track to drop beneath a key short-term level that could imply near-term momentum for the commodity is eroding.

  • Barrons.com5 days ago

    [$$] Jeffrey Gundlach Says We're Getting Closer to a Recession

    Jeffrey Gundlach: We are more cautious about 2019 than about this year. The one indicator that is somewhat negative is the yield curve, which has flattened pretty relentlessly for the past year or two as the Fed has been tightening. There’s a narrative out there that says the flattening yield curve isn’t sending any message about a recession, and that couldn’t be more wrong.

  • What Are the Best Sectors to Invest in for 2018?
    InvestorPlace6 days ago

    What Are the Best Sectors to Invest in for 2018?

    Earnings season is upon us and, as always, traders everywhere are wondering what the best sectors  will be this season.

  • Anadarko Petroleum’s Performance before Its Q2 2018 Earnings
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Anadarko Petroleum’s Performance before Its Q2 2018 Earnings

    Anadarko Petroleum (APC) stock has risen significantly this year. The stock has risen 37.8% year-to-date and 73.14% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. In comparison, the broader industry represented by the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has increased ~20.48%, while the broader market S&P 500 SPDR ETF (SPY) has risen 15.07% during the same period.

  • MLPs Lag Behind Broader Markets in H1 2018: What Lies Ahead?
    Market Realist7 days ago

    MLPs Lag Behind Broader Markets in H1 2018: What Lies Ahead?

    MLPs had a strong second quarter this year after several quarters of sluggish performance. The Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) rose 10.0% in Q2 2018, supported by higher crude oil prices, strong US drilling activity, and most importantly, MLPs’ strong earnings growth. According to Goldman Sachs Asset Management, in the first quarter of 2018, “Of the total 42 AMZ constituents, 34 constituents, or 81%, either met or beat consensus expectations.”

  • US Crude Oil Inventories Fell the Most in Almost Two Years
    Market Realist7 days ago

    US Crude Oil Inventories Fell the Most in Almost Two Years

    On July 11, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) released its weekly crude oil inventory report. The EIA reported that US crude oil inventories decreased by 12.6 MMbbls (million barrels) to 405.3 MMbbls on June 29–July 6—the largest weekly decline since September 2, 2016. The inventories are also near the lowest level since February 20, 2015. The inventories dropped by 90 MMbbls or 18.2% year-over-year. A Reuters survey estimated that US crude oil inventories could have declined by 4.5 MMbbls on June 29—July 6.

  • US-China Trade War: S&P 500 and Crude Oil Fell
    Market Realist7 days ago

    US-China Trade War: S&P 500 and Crude Oil Fell

    The S&P 500 Index fell ~0.7% to 2,774.02 on July 11. On the same day, the US government threatened to impose new tariffs on goods worth $200 billion imported from China. The escalating trade war between the US and China pressured the S&P 500 the same day. China warned the US and said that it would take strict countermeasures. Ten out of the 11 key sectors in the S&P 500 dropped on July 11.

  • Barrons.com7 days ago

    Energy: E&P Companies Finally Hitting Their Stride

    Energy had a rough start to the year, but the sector has since bounced back, and exploration and production companies have seen the lion's share of the gains, with  SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (XOP) up 15.8% year to date, more than three times the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF's (XLE) 5% gain.  Certainly, crude prices have turned higher, which is a help, but that's not the only thing going on here. Energy stocks, including formerly spendthrift E&P companies, have also shown more capital discipline in a way that's inspiring investors. Morgan Stanley's Devin McDermott cites these factors and others in his bullish initiation of the large-cap E&P sector Thursday, writing that "the stage is set" for these companies to deliver strong free cash flow and capital returns "supporting continued strength in the group." He writes that after years of spending beyond their means and disappointing investors, E&P companies are finally reaping the benefits of higher oil prices and lower supply costs, and while the tide has turned, plenty of investors haven't realized that it's time to get back into the sector.

  • Investopedia7 days ago

    Energy Stocks Could Enter Bear Market

    The WTI crude oil futures contract fell more than 5% before bouncing into Wednesday afternoon's North American session, posting the biggest one-day decline in 13 months. The reversal has unfolded at long-term Fibonacci and pattern resistance, possibly signaling a multi-year top. Major energy funds have diverged from the futures contract in recent months, stalling at 2016 resistance in January 2018 and dropping into sideways patterns while international trade tensions put a damper on buying interest.

  • Up, Up, and Up: What’s Driving Whiting Petroleum Stock?
    Market Realist8 days ago

    Up, Up, and Up: What’s Driving Whiting Petroleum Stock?

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock has risen ~96% YTD on strong crude oil prices (DBO) and strong first-quarter earnings. With oil prices continuing to rise in the second quarter, Whiting’s financial results should follow suit, which could provide a further boost to the stock. Higher oil prices are helping to bridge the gap between capital expenditure and operating cash flows, resulting in positive free cash flows for two consecutive quarters.