XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
63.84
+1.27 (+2.03%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close62.57
Open63.31
Bid61.95 x 3200
Ask62.00 x 4000
Day's Range62.94 - 63.89
52 Week Range53.36 - 79.42
Volume13,200,043
Avg. Volume20,640,938
Net Assets13.52B
NAV57.33
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield3.54%
YTD Return-18.21%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.11
Expense Ratio (net)0.13%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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