VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
117.31
+0.04 (+0.03%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close117.27
Open117.41
Bid112.81 x 800
Ask120.00 x 800
Day's Range116.66 - 117.55
52 Week Range104.82 - 125.54
Volume182,285
Avg. Volume149,888
Net Assets3.42B
NAV115.92
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield3.24%
YTD Return1.09%
Beta (3y)0.17
Expense Ratio (net)0.10%
Inception Date2004-01-26
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    The 7 Best Utilities ETFs

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  • How Capacity Utilization across US Industries Trended in May
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    How Capacity Utilization across US Industries Trended in May

    The Federal Reserve publishes capacity utilization data along with industrial production data every month. Capacity utilization in industries is a precise indicator of economic progress, as industries make changes to production planning depending on anticipated demand for their products. Capacity utilization, as the name suggests, is the percentage of capacity utilized of the total potential output.

  • Analyzing Xcel Energy’s Long-Term Dividend Drivers
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  • Analyzing Utilities’ Chart Indicators and Short Interest
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    Analyzing Utilities’ Chart Indicators and Short Interest

    Currently, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is trading on par with its 50-day moving average and 3% lower than its 200-day moving average. The discount to its 200-day moving average level shows the weakness in XLU. XLU’s 200-day moving average level around $52.3 is expected to act as a resistance going forward. Currently, XLU is trading at $50.5.

  • What Institutional Investors Think about Dominion Energy
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    What Institutional Investors Think about Dominion Energy

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  • Analysts Positive on NextEra and Cautious on Southern Company
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    Analysts Positive on NextEra and Cautious on Southern Company

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  • Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (FUTY)?
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    Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (FUTY)?

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  • Institutions Increased Their Stakes in XLU in Q1 2018
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    Institutions Increased Their Stakes in XLU in Q1 2018

    According to a recent 13F filing, Goldman Sachs is the biggest institutional investor in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) with 11.5% of its total outstanding shares as of March 31. Goldman Sachs bought net 5.3 million shares, which grew the total number of shares to more than 16 million during the quarter.

  • Trends in Capacity Utilization across US Industries in April
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    Trends in Capacity Utilization across US Industries in April

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  • Xcel Energy’s Largest Institutional Investor Lowered Its Stake
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    Xcel Energy’s Largest Institutional Investor Lowered Its Stake

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  • Institutional Investors: How They Played S&P 500 Utilities in Q1
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Institutional Investors: How They Played S&P 500 Utilities in Q1

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  • S&P 500 Utilities Stocks with the Highest Potential Upsides
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    S&P 500 Utilities Stocks with the Highest Potential Upsides

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  • Xcel Energy’s Valuation, Analysts’ Views, and Target Price
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    Xcel Energy’s Valuation, Analysts’ Views, and Target Price

    Xcel Energy (XEL) is a pure-play regulated utility valued at $22.9 billion. Xcel Energy serves more than 5 million customers mainly in Minnesota, Colorado, and Michigan. The stock has fallen more than 6% year-to-date. Xcel Energy’s large exposure to regulated operations facilitates stable earnings and eventually stable dividends. To learn more, read How Xcel Energy’s Dividend Profile Compares to Peers.

  • What to Expect from Consolidated Edison
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    What to Expect from Consolidated Edison

    Consolidated Edison (ED) is among the few largest regulated utilities in the country. So far in 2018, the stock has fallen almost 10%. Tax reforms, valuation concerns, and rising interest rates pulled utility stocks down in the last six months. The following chart shows the comparative stock price movement of Consolidated Edison along with broader utilities (XLU) (VPU).

  • XLU: Where Utility Stocks Could Head from Here
    Market Realist2 months ago

    XLU: Where Utility Stocks Could Head from Here

    The weakness in utility stocks last week has pushed them below their 50-day moving average levels. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is currently trading on par with its 50-day moving average and 4% lower than its 200-day moving average. It looks weak given its moving averages, and $52.53 is expected to act as a resistance for it going forward. It’s currently trading at $50.38.

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  • Where PPL Stock Might Go from Here
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Where PPL Stock Might Go from Here

    On April 24, PPL (PPL) stock was trading at par to its 50-day moving average and 16% below its 200-day moving average level. The significant discount to this level highlights the weakness in PPL stock. If PPL crosses above its 50-day moving average of $28.4 and continues to trade above this level, there could be some strength in the stock.

  • What March Capacity Utilization Data Says about Economy
    Market Realist3 months ago

    What March Capacity Utilization Data Says about Economy

    Are Tax Cuts and Deregulation Boosting Industrial Production? The Federal Reserve publishes capacity utilization data along with industrial production data for US industries every month. Capacity utilization change is one of the few economic indicators that acts as a leading indicator for the economy and helps in predicting changes to the US business cycle.

  • NextEra Energy Beat 1Q18 Earnings Estimates
    Market Realist3 months ago

    NextEra Energy Beat 1Q18 Earnings Estimates

    NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market capitalization in the country, reported its 1Q18 earnings on April 24. The company’s strong performance continued in 1Q18. NextEra Energy reported an adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.94 for the reported quarter and beat consensus estimates. In the same quarter last year, NextEra Energy reported an EPS of $1.75.

  • Why Rising Treasury Yields Could Be Bad News for Utility Stocks
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why Rising Treasury Yields Could Be Bad News for Utility Stocks

    Weekly Review: What Could Power On Utility Stocks? As we discussed previously, the ten-year Treasury yield has risen significantly this year and peaked at 3.0% last week, its highest level in the last four years. Rising interest rates are a double whammy for utility investors.

  • Total Returns: Comparing Utilities and Other Sectors
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Total Returns: Comparing Utilities and Other Sectors

    Utilities, the rate sensitives, stumbled in the last few months as the Fed hinted at a faster-than-expected interest rate hike pace in 2018. In the trailing 12 months, utilities at large (XLU) returned -0.5%, while broader markets returned more than 16% during the same period.

  • Analyzing XLU’s Moving Averages and Short Interest
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Analyzing XLU’s Moving Averages and Short Interest

    Currently, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the S&P 500 Utilities Index, is trading marginally above its 50-day moving average and 5% lower than its 200-day moving average level. XLU’s 200-day moving average level around $52.7 will likely act as resistance for the ETF going forward. On April 13, 2018, XLU closed at $49.8.

  • How Sempra Energy Is Placed for Long-Term Dividend Growth
    Market Realist3 months ago

    How Sempra Energy Is Placed for Long-Term Dividend Growth

    Sempra Energy (SRE), among very few other utilities in the sector, is aiming for above-average earnings growth over the next few years, which could enable higher dividend growth than the industry average. Its diversified business mix bodes well for long-term earnings growth. Sempra is expected to close its acquisition of Texas-based Oncor Electric by 2Q18, which could accelerate its earnings growth as well.

  • Assessing FirstEnergy’s Revenues and Earnings Trends
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Assessing FirstEnergy’s Revenues and Earnings Trends

    FirstEnergy (FE) has been no exception. In the last three years, FirstEnergy’s revenues have fallen 3% compounded annually. Given FirstEnergy’s plans to become a pure-play regulated utility, its revenues could stabilize going forward.