XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
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As of 10:30AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close27.30
Bid27.34 x 800
Ask27.37 x 308700
Day's Range27.27 - 27.53
52 Week Range22.05 - 29.07
Avg. Volume50,637,317
Net Assets22.95B
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
YTD Return15.37%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.11
Expense Ratio (net)0.13%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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