XLU - Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
57.31
-0.66 (-1.14%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

57.31 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 7:13PM EDT

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Previous Close57.97
Open57.88
Bid57.25 x 28000
Ask57.31 x 4000
Day's Range57.10 - 57.97
52 Week Range48.35 - 58.74
Volume21,363,679
Avg. Volume18,053,931
Net Assets9.08B
NAV57.97
PE Ratio (TTM)9.44
Yield3.09%
YTD Return10.35%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.32
Expense Ratio (net)0.13%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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