XRT - SPDR S&P Retail ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
44.13
-0.23 (-0.52%)
At close: 4:00PM EST

44.13 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 6:02PM EST

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Previous Close44.36
Open44.19
Bid44.06 x 3200
Ask44.44 x 900
Day's Range43.75 - 44.28
52 Week Range37.46 - 49.12
Volume1,946,323
Avg. Volume5,434,923
Net Assets260.79M
NAV44.35
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.57%
YTD Daily Total Return9.45%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.12
Expense Ratio (net)0.35%
Inception Date2006-06-19
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