XOP - SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
31.81
-0.34 (-1.06%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close32.15
Open32.24
Bid31.78 x 1200
Ask31.81 x 39400
Day's Range31.76 - 32.30
52 Week Range23.89 - 45.45
Volume19,080,147
Avg. Volume20,048,606
Net Assets2.05B
NAV31.81
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.88%
YTD Return20.14%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.45
Expense Ratio (net)0.35%
Inception Date2006-06-19
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