XLU - Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
54.41
-0.48 (-0.87%)
As of 10:49AM EST. Market open.
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Previous Close54.89
Open54.70
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 900
Day's Range54.36 - 54.74
52 Week Range47.37 - 56.90
Volume5,178,389
Avg. Volume19,228,453
Net Assets7.84B
NAV53.70
PE Ratio (TTM)8.96
Yield3.38%
YTD Return4.57%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.05
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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