XRT - SPDR S&P Retail ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
42.10
-0.10 (-0.24%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close42.20
Open42.34
Bid0.00 x 3200
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range42.01 - 42.37
52 Week Range38.10 - 52.96
Volume3,125,933
Avg. Volume5,475,626
Net Assets284.23M
NAV42.22
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.57%
YTD Return3.04%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.11
Expense Ratio (net)0.35%
Inception Date2006-06-19
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