XLK - Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
80.65
-0.76 (-0.93%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

80.66 +0.01 (0.01%)
After hours: 5:01PM EDT

Stock chart is not supported by your current browser
Previous Close81.41
Open81.31
Bid80.73 x 900
Ask80.74 x 28000
Day's Range80.51 - 81.32
52 Week Range57.57 - 81.51
Volume7,784,254
Avg. Volume13,206,096
Net Assets21.24B
NAV81.41
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.32%
YTD Return31.83%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.15
Expense Ratio (net)0.13%
Inception Date1998-12-16
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
  • 5 Unbeatable ETF Strategies for 2nd Half
    Zacks7 days ago

    5 Unbeatable ETF Strategies for 2nd Half

    We have highlighted some investing ideas that could prove to be extremely beneficial for investors for the rest of the year in the current market environment.

  • InvestorPlace11 days ago

    3 Tech Funds That Are Crushing Their Benchmarks

    These days, passive and index investing is all the rage. And there's a good reason for that, many active managers struggle to beat their benchmarks and produce market-beating returns. So, why bother then and pay the additional costs? But the truth is, there are places that active management can pay off. One such example could be among tech stocks.The technology sector continues to be a game of guessing and selecting the next big time. That often means the leaders of tomorrow are the mid- and small-cap tech stocks of today. Popular tech stocks indexes and exchanged-traded funds like the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLK) are often top-heavy with the largest tech stocks around. There's nothing wrong with that. However, an active manager can find the best and most promising smaller stocks outside of the benchmark. Thereby, leading to higher returns.And the proof is in the pudding when you look deeper into key tech ETFs to buy.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks That Should Be Every Young Investor's First Choice There are several tech ETFs and mutual funds that have managed to crush their benchmarks and the broader technology indexes for years. For investors looking for higher returns in the tech sector, the following three funds are a great bet. T.Rowe Price Science and Technology Fund (PRSCX)Earning an average of 20% per year over the last ten years sounds too good to be true. But that's exactly what the T. Rowe Price Science and Technology Fund (MUTF:PRSCX) has managed to do. PRSCX has managed to crush the S&P 500 by nearly 4% per year over that time. It has beaten the XLK as well. The secret is in the stock selection.Manager Ken Allen looks for tech stocks that have the potential for real earnings and revenue growth as well as those that are leading/growing their market share. This serves as an important hedge. Those companies, especially small tech stocks, that fall short of analyst expectations are often treated harshly by investors. But those that actually have the ability to keep churning out revenue and profit growth tend to keep on winning. As a result, PRSCX has been able to keep its returns consistent and high.As for those stocks themselves, the fund is able to not only bet here at home but overseas as well. Top holdings for the fund include U.S.-based Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) and the Netherland's ASML Holdings (NASDAQ:ASML). The idea is not to find growth stories, but actual growth stocks. The fund is concentrated as well -- with $5.5 billion in assets spread over just 43 different names. Allen is willing to trade them too. Turnover for the fund is a high 88%. So, this is not one to keep in a taxable account.Expenses for PRSCX clock in at 0.79% or $79 per $10,000 invested. That's a little high when compared to indexing. However, given the mega-sized excess returns for the fund, that expense ratio is a small price to pay. The minimum investment is $2,500. Fidelity Select Software and IT Services Portfolio (FSCSX)One of the biggest trends in all of technology happens to be cloud computing. Being able to access software and apps on any device through the internet has completely changed how both consumers and enterprise customers function. And there's plenty of growth ahead as more firms take to the cloud. Which is why the Fidelity Select Software and IT Services Portfolio (MUTF:FSCSX) could be a great active mutual fund to buy.As the name implies, FSCSX hones in on those stocks that provide software and services related to networking and data warehousing. These days, much of the fund's portfolio reads like a who's who of the top cloud computing players. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Salesforce (NASDAQ:CRM) and Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) are just some examples of top holdings. And it turns out, this is a great place to be.As cloud computing has grown, so has FSCSX. Over the last ten years, the mutual fund has managed to produce a near-22% annual return. That handily beats the S&P 500 and its benchmark -- the MSCI U.S. IM Software & Services 25/50 Index. That return has allowed the fund to score a coveted five-star rating from Morningstar. * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 Expenses for the fund run at 0.72%. But perhaps the best part is that thanks to recent changes at Fidelity, FSCSX's minimum has been lowered to $0, with additional investments at $0 as well. This can allow even the smallest investors to get better than benchmark returns in the tech sector. Red Oak Technology Select (ROGSX)Active management wins when it is highly selected and concentrated. That's just what the Red Oak Technology Select (MUTF:ROGSX) does. Jim Oelschlager and his team at Oak Associates first look for the most attractive sub sectors of technology. Then they look for great long-term winners among these tech sectors by placing plenty of weight on the durability of the business and the company's valuation. Individual tech stocks competitive advantages and sustainability are also key when building their portfolio. Oelschlager and his team specifically don't look for the hot stories or fads. You won't find Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) here.The result is very few bets that are held for a long time. Currently, ROGSX only holds just 35 different tech stocks. Turnover for the fund is just 9%. This focus on durability, moat, and holding has paid off over the long haul.In terms of returns, ROGSX has managed to outperform its benchmark by about a percentage point over the last decade. This highlights the more long-term focus of the managers. In the shorter-term, ROGSX's returns have been a bit bumpy. So, this is definitely one that you'll want to buy and forget about for a while. Expenses for the mutual fund come in at 1.01%.All in all, for those investors looking for long-term -- potentially decades-long -- exposure to tech stocks, ROGSX could be a great mutual fund to buy.As of this writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Are Down in 2019 * 7 of the Best SPDR ETFs -- Besides SPY and GLD * 5 Dividend Stocks to Buy From Across the Globe The post 3 Tech Funds That Are Crushing Their Benchmarks appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • All-Time Highs on Wall Street With More to Come
    Investopedia12 days ago

    All-Time Highs on Wall Street With More to Come

    With the S&P 500 and Dow at all-time highs, it's been a great year for every stock market sector, and margin debt levels have room to grow.

  • US-China Truce Talks Begin: ETFs to Shine
    Zacks13 days ago

    US-China Truce Talks Begin: ETFs to Shine

    As the U.S.-China agree on a pause in trade hostilities, a few ETFs are poised to gain.

  • Top ETF Events of Wall-Street's Decade-Best June
    Zacks14 days ago

    Top ETF Events of Wall-Street's Decade-Best June

    June was stellar for Wall Street thanks to dovish comments from big central banks, oil price rise and cues of U.S.-China trade truce.

  • Why Upcoming Earnings Remain Critical for Technology Markets
    Market Realist14 days ago

    Why Upcoming Earnings Remain Critical for Technology Markets

    Tech stocks made a stellar comeback in the first six months of 2019. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) has returned 15.8% so far this year.

  • 5 Reasons Why I Would Sell AMD Stock Here
    InvestorPlace18 days ago

    5 Reasons Why I Would Sell AMD Stock Here

    Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) have been on a tear so far in 2019, up over 70% year to date. But to me, it seems like investors in have some things to consider.I do not own this stock, but if I did these issues would concern me and I would probably sell it here. Issues with AMD Stock Click to Enlarge First of all, the last time that AMD traded at these levels back in September and October, sellers entered the market and drove it much lower. From the end of September through the end of October, AMD lost almost 50% of its value.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe stock recently ran into resistance at $32.50 and was unable to stay above it. AMD stock needs to push past that level, and so far it has failed to do so.Second, the tech sector as a whole is testing resistance as well. If the Sector goes lower, it will probably take AMD with it. Click to Enlarge The Technology Select Sector Spider (NYSEARCA:XLK) follows the tech sector. You can see here that they are currently testing the same resistance levels that sold off from in late April and early May.The third thing that would concern me is AMD stock's valuation verses the other members of its peer group. According the CNBC, AMD has the highest valuation in its group. The price-to-earnings ratio of AMD is 47. This is way higher than its peers. Analog Devices (NYSE:ADI) has a P/E ratio of 22. KLA-Tencor (NASDAAQ:KLAC) and Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) each have price-to-earnings ratio of around 14. The last member of the group, Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX), has a P/E ratio of 29.The fourth thing that I would consider bearish for the stock is the lack of insider buying.I went back one year and I couldn't find any significant insider buying. That worries me. After all, who knows more about what is going on insider a company than the insiders? If they don't want to own their company's stock then I don't want to either.And finally, the fifth thing that makes me want to sell AMD is actually the recent upgrade at Morgan Stanley.Hear me out. On June 6, AMD stock was upgraded from underwieght to equal weight. "Being cautious on the stock has obviously been the wrong call, even though we were right on some aspects," said Joseph Moore in a note on Thursday. That sounds positive, right? But what concerns me is that Morgan Stanley's price target is $28. This is almost 10% below current levels.Now, none of this is to say AMD absolutely can't make gains here. It's just that so many technical indicators look worrisome that I'd steer clear for now.As of this writing, Mark Putrino did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 * Critical Levels to Watch in 7 Marijuana Stocks * 5 Smaller Cloud Stocks That Have Plenty of Potential Compare Brokers The post 5 Reasons Why I Would Sell AMD Stock Here appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • This ETF Hasn't Ended July Lower in a Decade
    Schaeffer's Investment Research18 days ago

    This ETF Hasn't Ended July Lower in a Decade

    It's the only fund on our list with a 100% win rate

  • Top Sectors of 1H & Their Top Stocks
    Zacks18 days ago

    Top Sectors of 1H & Their Top Stocks

    These sectors have come across as top-performing in the first half of 2019, thanks mainly to a dovish Fed.

  • All Eyes on the G-20 Summit: ETFs to Gain
    Zacks19 days ago

    All Eyes on the G-20 Summit: ETFs to Gain

    The entire investment community is hoping for positive results from the G-20 summit meeting. We discuss some ETFs which are set to gain directly from any positive development.

  • MarketWatch21 days ago

    Nasdaq sinks 1.5% as tech-related stocks get clobbered after Fed lowers rate-cut hopes

    Information technology shares and those related to telecoms suffered sharp losses Tuesday, as commentary from the Federal Reserve moderated hopes for a substantial reduction of benchmark borrowing costs. Rate-cut hopes have thus far underpinned equity market's record rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.7%, to 26,548, those for the S&P 500 index finished 1% lower at 2,917, with the info tech sector losing 1.8% and the communication services sector shedding 1.6% to lead the 11 S&P 500 sectors lower Tuesday. Shares of those companies, including Facebook Inc. have been among the best performers as the broader market carved out new records, with the S&P 500 setting its first closing record since April 30 on Thursday. As tech-related stocks got clobbered, the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index endured the brunt of the day's selling, down 1.5% at 7,885, representing the worst day for the index sine June 3. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee was "grappling with is whether these uncertainties will continue to weigh on the outlook and thus call for additional policy accommodation," in prepared remarks. Before that comment, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, a dovish FOMC member who had advocated for a rate cut, said he didn't endorse an aggressive cut to benchmark rates, which stand at a range of 2.25%-2.50%.

  • Only half of these big tech stocks are worth buying
    MarketWatch21 days ago

    Only half of these big tech stocks are worth buying

    Which big tech stocks are looking good in 2019 as they approach new highs, and which ones look like they may be falling behind? Jeff Reeves gives his picks.

  • Technology Stocks Have Dominated June Rally
    Investopedia21 days ago

    Technology Stocks Have Dominated June Rally

    The S&P 500 stalled after a stellar week. While tech stocks continued to lead the way higher, UTX and RTN fell on M&A news.

  • PayPal Stock Is Alerting Bullish Trading Activity
    Investopedia21 days ago

    PayPal Stock Is Alerting Bullish Trading Activity

    Given earnings and revenue growth along with multiple unusual accumulation signals, PayPal could be worth a spot in a growth-oriented portfolio.

  • A Guide to Security Selection
    Investopedia21 days ago

    A Guide to Security Selection

    Security selection helps investors determine which financial securities are included in a specific portfolio, letting them find undervalued stocks.

  • 3 Charts That Are Warning of a Pullback in Technology
    Investopedia21 days ago

    3 Charts That Are Warning of a Pullback in Technology

    While charts in the tech sector show some of the strongest uptrends in the public markets, the run may have gotten ahead of itself.

  • 3 Charts That Suggest Tech Stocks Are Headed Lower
    Investopedia21 days ago

    3 Charts That Suggest Tech Stocks Are Headed Lower

    Cracks are starting to show in the trends of major technology stocks. These three charts suggest that prices could be headed lower in 2019.

  • Why Facebook Shares Could Fall 20%
    Investopedia21 days ago

    Why Facebook Shares Could Fall 20%

    Facebook stock is being dragged down by ongoing issues concerning poor user privacy. Can it recover?

  • How consumer confidence will 'continue to climb' with China trade deal and Fed rate cut
    Yahoo Finance Video1 hour ago

    How consumer confidence will 'continue to climb' with China trade deal and Fed rate cut

    U.S. retail sales beat expectations in June, climbing 0.4% last month. Jimmy Lee, CEO of The Wealth Consulting Group, joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss.

  • Fed's Powell set to testify on Capitol Hill amid questions about his job security
    Yahoo Finance Video7 days ago

    Fed's Powell set to testify on Capitol Hill amid questions about his job security

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is set to testify before lawmakers starting tomorrow. This as White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow addressed concerns over Powell's job security. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and Brian Cheung discuss.

  • Major shakeup at Apple as iconic product designer exits
    Yahoo Finance Video18 days ago

    Major shakeup at Apple as iconic product designer exits

    A major shakeup at Apple as the company's chief design officer, Jony Ive, is leaving. Jony designed many of Apple's iconic products since 1996. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and Starship Capital managing partner John Meyer discuss.

  • 'There is no recession imminent,' strategist says
    Yahoo Finance Video18 days ago

    'There is no recession imminent,' strategist says

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi sit down with Nela Richardson, investment strategist at Edward Jones, and Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist at Invesco, around Friday's opening bell. The panel discusses what to expect from the G-20, the impact of global trade pressures on the economy, earnings season, and more.

  • History may be best guide to how Fed rate cuts impact stocks
    Yahoo Finance Video20 days ago

    History may be best guide to how Fed rate cuts impact stocks

    Markets are hovering near all-time highs on hopes that the Fed will cut rates but history tells a different story. Lisa Erickson, Head of Traditional Investments at U.S. Bank Wealth Management, joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss.

  • Powell: Fed is 'insulated' from short-term political pressure
    Yahoo Finance Video21 days ago

    Powell: Fed is 'insulated' from short-term political pressure

    Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that the Fed is “insulated” from short-term political pressure, warning that huge policy mistakes can happen when the Fed is influenced by the White House. Yahoo Finance's Brian Cheung joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss Powell's speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.