XPH - SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
38.98
-0.10 (-0.26%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close39.08
Open38.92
Bid38.86 x 2900
Ask39.30 x 900
Day's Range38.61 - 39.18
52 Week Range34.51 - 49.97
Volume11,360
Avg. Volume58,240
Net Assets225.03M
NAV38.88
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.72%
YTD Return7.98%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.39
Expense Ratio (net)0.35%
Inception Date2006-06-19
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
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