XLU - Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
50.13
+0.26 (+0.53%)
As of 10:42AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close49.87
Open49.94
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 1800
Day's Range49.77 - 50.13
52 Week Range47.37 - 57.23
Volume3,666,942
Avg. Volume15,073,522
Net Assets7.18B
NAV51.57
PE Ratio (TTM)8.26
Yield3.40%
YTD Return-1.37%
Beta (3y)0.20
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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  • Price Targets and Wall Street Views on NRG Energy Stock
    Market Realist22 hours ago

    Price Targets and Wall Street Views on NRG Energy Stock

    Based on the mean target price from Wall Street analysts, NRG Energy (NRG) stock offers a potential upside of 14% for the next 12 months. Analysts have given NRG Energy a mean target price of $38.1, compared to its current market price of $33.5.

  • The Latest Institutional Activity in NRG Energy
    Market Realist22 hours ago

    The Latest Institutional Activity in NRG Energy

    In this part of our series, let’s take a look at how institutional investors played out NRG Energy (NRG) recently. Elliott Management, an activist shareholder in NRG Energy, exited its position in the first quarter of 2018 as per the latest 13F filing. NRG stock doubled in the last year after activists introduced a transformation plan. NRG Energy’s better-than-expected earnings in Q1 2018 suggest it’s on track with its transformation plan.

  • Analyzing NRG Energy’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest
    Market Realist22 hours ago

    Analyzing NRG Energy’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest

    The leading merchant power player, NRG Energy (NRG), continues to look strong on the stock market this year. NRG might continue to trade strong, given its moving averages. On May 22, NRG Energy stock was trading 6% above its 50-day and 20% above its 200-day moving averages.

  • Analysts Positive on NextEra and Cautious on Southern Company
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Analysts Positive on NextEra and Cautious on Southern Company

    With a mean target price of $170.40 and a current price of $160.20, renewables titan NextEra Energy’s (NEE) stock has a potential upside of ~6.3% for the next 12 months. RBC raised NextEra Energy’s target price from $166 to $170 last week. Of the 14 analysts covering NextEra Energy, four recommend “strong buy,” eight recommend “buy,” two recommend “hold,” and none recommend “sell.”

  • How Southern Company Plans to Address Its Debt
    Market Realist2 days ago

    How Southern Company Plans to Address Its Debt

    Southern Company’s (SO) debt has significantly increased in the last few years, particularly after its AGL Resources acquisition. On March 31, it had net debt of around $50.0 billion, compared with $27.0 billion in 2015. Southern Company’s planned asset sale might improve its debt profile to some extent in future quarters.

  • Southern Company to Sell Its Florida Assets to NextEra Energy
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Southern Company to Sell Its Florida Assets to NextEra Energy

    Top utility stocks NextEra Energy (NEE) and Southern Company (SO) soared 2.4% and 1.7%, respectively, on May 21 after the latter agreed to sell its Florida-based assets to NextEra Energy. The deal has been valued at $6.5 billion including debt and involves the sale of Southern Company’s Gulf Power and Florida City Gas along with its Stanton and Oleander power plants. The Florida City Gas transaction is expected to close by Q3 2018, while the Gulf Power deal is expected to close by the first half of next year.

  • Brokerages Raised These Top Utilities’ Target Prices
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Brokerages Raised These Top Utilities’ Target Prices

    NextEra Energy (NEE) stock has a potential upside of almost 9.0% going forward. NextEra Energy has a mean target price of $170.1. Currently, NextEra Energy is trading at $156.5. RBC raised NextEra Energy’s target price from $166.0 to $170.0 last week.

  • XLU: Analyzing Utilities’ Premium Yield
    Market Realist2 days ago

    XLU: Analyzing Utilities’ Premium Yield

    Utilities are trading at a dividend yield of 4.3%—one of the top-yielding sectors among the S&P 500. Broader markets trade at an average yield of close to 2.0%. Recently, utilities’ yield premium to ten-year Treasury yields has almost halved. At around same time last year, utilities were offering a similar yield, while ten-year Treasury yields were close to 2.4%.

  • Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (FUTY)?
    Zacks2 days ago

    Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (FUTY)?

    Sector ETF report for FUTY

  • What XLU’s Current Volatility Trends Indicate
    Market Realist3 days ago

    What XLU’s Current Volatility Trends Indicate

    On May 18, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF’s (XLU) implied volatility was 12%—lower than its 15-day average. The SPDR S&P 500’s implied volatility was close to 10%—lower than its 15-day average of 11%.

  • Institutions Increased Their Stakes in XLU in Q1 2018
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Institutions Increased Their Stakes in XLU in Q1 2018

    According to a recent 13F filing, Goldman Sachs is the biggest institutional investor in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) with 11.5% of its total outstanding shares as of March 31. Goldman Sachs bought net 5.3 million shares, which grew the total number of shares to more than 16 million during the quarter.

  • NEE, DUK, and SO: Top Utility Stocks Enter the ‘Oversold’ Zone
    Market Realist3 days ago

    NEE, DUK, and SO: Top Utility Stocks Enter the ‘Oversold’ Zone

    US utility stocks have been trading very weak this year. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) entered the “oversold” zone last week with its RSI (relative strength index) at 25.

  • Treasury Yields Pushed Utility Stocks Lower Last Week
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Treasury Yields Pushed Utility Stocks Lower Last Week

    The strength in Treasury yields continued to push US utility stocks lower last week. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the S&P 500 Utilities Index, fell 2.8% and broader markets fell 0.6% last week.

  • The Sectors That Drove Industrial Production Higher in April
    Market Realist6 days ago

    The Sectors That Drove Industrial Production Higher in April

    The Federal Reserve released the April industrial production report on May 16. Tracking changes to the industrial production index helps us assess future changes to the business cycle. Industrial production continued to increase in the last few months except for a slump in January, which was a known seasonality.

  • Xcel Energy’s Largest Institutional Investor Lowered Its Stake
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Xcel Energy’s Largest Institutional Investor Lowered Its Stake

    Xcel Energy (XEL), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of the largest regulated utilities in the country. Let’s look at institutional investors’ activity in the first quarter.

  • Elliott Management Exits NRG Energy in Q1: What’s Next?
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Elliott Management Exits NRG Energy in Q1: What’s Next?

    According to its latest 13F filing, Elliott Management, the activist shareholder whose involvement largely doubled NRG Energy (NRG) stock in the last year, has exited NRG. In the first quarter, it sold 10 million shares of NRG, the largest merchant power player.

  • Institutional Investors: How They Played S&P 500 Utilities in Q1
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Institutional Investors: How They Played S&P 500 Utilities in Q1

    Utility stocks—generally called widow and orphan stocks—are one of the poorest performing sectors across the broader markets so far this year. They might continue to trade weakly, given the aggressive stance of the Fed. Along with a strong possibility of another quarter-point rate hike in June, traders are predicting three more rate hikes during the year. With the outlook for utilities not so exciting, we’ll see how institutional investors have recently played out their utilities (IDU) (VPU) holdings.

  • Analysts’ Views, Price Targets on American Water Works
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Analysts’ Views, Price Targets on American Water Works

    The stock of New Jersey–based water utility American Water Works (AWK) has a potential upside of 11% for the next year. Wall Street analysts have given it a mean price target of $91.7 compared to its current market price of $81.7. Among the 14 analysts tracking American Water Works, three have currently recommended “strong buys” on the stock, while four have recommended “buys.” Seven analysts have recommended “holds” on the stock, while none have rated the stock as a “sell” as of May 15.

  • How Analysts Look at PG&E Stock
    Market Realist8 days ago

    How Analysts Look at PG&E Stock

    According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, PG&E Corporation (PCG) has a mean price target of $49.0 compared to its current market price of $43.2. This difference indicates a potential gain of 13.5% for the stock over the next year.

  • PPL Stock Offers Attractive Upside Potential
    Market Realist8 days ago

    PPL Stock Offers Attractive Upside Potential

    Pennsylvania-based PPL Corporation (PPL) has a mean price target of $32.2 compared to its current market price of $27.7. Peer Xcel Energy (XEL) has an estimated upside potential of more than 6% for the next year. Analysts have given it a mean price target of $47.83 against its current market price of $45.0.

  • S&P 500 Utilities Stocks with the Highest Potential Upsides
    Market Realist8 days ago

    S&P 500 Utilities Stocks with the Highest Potential Upsides

    The utilities sector, one of the most sensitive sectors to interest rate hikes, has been subdued this year. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the S&P 500 Utilities Index, has fallen more than 4% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 has risen 3%. Strength in Treasury yields and faster-than-expected interest rate hikes have weighed on utilities this year.

  • Utility Stocks Slipped, Treasury Yields Raced to a Record High
    Market Realist8 days ago

    Utility Stocks Slipped, Treasury Yields Raced to a Record High

    US utility stocks slipped 0.8% on May 15 after ten-year Treasury yields peaked at 3.1%—a seven-year high. Broader markets also corrected 0.7% during the day. A strong increase in US retail sales in April highlighted more economic growth in the country.

  • Xcel Energy’s Valuation, Analysts’ Views, and Target Price
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Xcel Energy’s Valuation, Analysts’ Views, and Target Price

    Xcel Energy (XEL) is a pure-play regulated utility valued at $22.9 billion. Xcel Energy serves more than 5 million customers mainly in Minnesota, Colorado, and Michigan. The stock has fallen more than 6% year-to-date. Xcel Energy’s large exposure to regulated operations facilitates stable earnings and eventually stable dividends. To learn more, read How Xcel Energy’s Dividend Profile Compares to Peers.

  • A Look at XLU’s Implied Volatility Trends
    Market Realist9 days ago

    A Look at XLU’s Implied Volatility Trends

    On May 11, the implied volatility of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) was 13%, near its 15-day average. The SPDR S&P 500’s implied volatility was close to 10%, lower than its 15-day average of 12%.

  • What to Expect from Consolidated Edison
    Market Realist9 days ago

    What to Expect from Consolidated Edison

    Consolidated Edison (ED) is among the few largest regulated utilities in the country. So far in 2018, the stock has fallen almost 10%. Tax reforms, valuation concerns, and rising interest rates pulled utility stocks down in the last six months. The following chart shows the comparative stock price movement of Consolidated Edison along with broader utilities (XLU) (VPU).