XLP - Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRÂ ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
51.06
+0.27 (+0.53%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close50.79
Open50.60
Bid0.00 x 1000
Ask0.00 x 38500
Day's Range50.57 - 51.15
52 Week Range48.76 - 58.95
Volume12,639,235
Avg. Volume14,582,110
Net Assets7.53B
NAV49.67
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield3.02%
YTD Return-12.22%
Beta (3y)0.54
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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