XLU - Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
57.77
+1.07 (+1.89%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close56.70
Open56.70
Bid57.71 x 3200
Ask57.94 x 3000
Day's Range56.68 - 57.93
52 Week Range43.44 - 71.10
Volume13,548,756
Avg. Volume16,863,314
Net Assets11.16B
NAV57.79
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield3.44%
YTD Daily Total Return-8.97%
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.42
Expense Ratio (net)0.13%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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