XLU - Utilities Select Sector SPDR® Fund

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
50.30
-0.46 (-0.91%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close50.76
Open50.70
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range50.14 - 50.82
52 Week Range47.37 - 57.23
Volume14,080,012
Avg. Volume19,248,493
Net Assets7.13B
NAV50.52
PE Ratio (TTM)8.29
Yield3.47%
YTD Return-3.34%
Beta (3y)0.19
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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  • How Xcel Energy’s Dividend Profile Fared
    Market Realist10 hours ago

    How Xcel Energy’s Dividend Profile Fared

    Currently, Xcel Energy (XEL) stock offers a dividend yield of 3.4%, which is much lower than broader utilities’ (XLU) average yield of ~4.2%. Barring a few exceptions, Xcel Energy has always traded at a discounted dividend yield compared to utilities’ average in the last five years. Xcel Energy has raised its dividends per share for the last 15 consecutive years.

  • Analyzing Xcel Energy’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist12 hours ago

    Analyzing Xcel Energy’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    Currently, Xcel Energy (XEL) stock is trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 20.0x—compared to its five-year historical average of 18x. Xcel Energy stock appears to be trading at a premium to its historical average valuation.

  • Xcel Energy Could Report Higher 1Q18 Earnings
    Market Realist13 hours ago

    Xcel Energy Could Report Higher 1Q18 Earnings

    Xcel Energy (XEL) is scheduled to report its 1Q18 earnings on April 26, 2018. According to analysts, Xcel Energy is estimated to report an EPS (earnings per share) of $0.52 for the quarter ending on March 31, 2018. The estimates indicate more than a 10% increase YoY (year-over-year) in the company’s earnings compared to the EPS of $0.47 1Q17.

  • What Analysts Estimate for Dominion Energy
    Market Realist16 hours ago

    What Analysts Estimate for Dominion Energy

    According to the Wall Street analyst consensus, Dominion Energy (D), the third-biggest utility, has an estimated upside of more than 12% for the next 12 months. The company has a mean target price of $74.4 compared to its current market price of $66.1.

  • Where Dominion Energy Stock Might Go from Here
    Market Realist18 hours ago

    Where Dominion Energy Stock Might Go from Here

    Dominion Energy (D) stock continues to look weak in the near future considering its moving averages. Currently, Dominion Energy is trading 6% lower than its 50-day moving average and 14% lower than its 200-day moving average. The large discount to both of the key moving averages highlights the weakness in the stock. Dominion Energy’s 50-day moving average around $70.6 is expected to act as a resistance for the stock in the near term. It’s currently trading at $66.1.

  • How Dominion Energy Stock Is Valued ahead of 1Q18 Earnings
    Market Realist2 days ago

    How Dominion Energy Stock Is Valued ahead of 1Q18 Earnings

    Dominion Energy (D), the third-largest utility by market capitalization in the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU), is trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) valuation multiple of 19x. The stock seems to be trading at a large discount compared to its five-year valuation average of 24x. Duke Energy (DUK) stock, the second-largest utility, is currently trading at a PE multiple of 21x, while renewables titan NextEra Energy (NEE) is trading at a PE multiple of 22x.

  • What Could Impact Dominion Energy’s 1Q18 Earnings?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    What Could Impact Dominion Energy’s 1Q18 Earnings?

    Analysts expect Richmond-based Dominion Energy (D) to report earnings of $1.06 per share for the quarter ended on March 31, 2018. In the comparable quarter last year, it reported earnings of $0.97 per share. The estimates represent an increase of more than 9% in its per-share earnings year-over-year.

  • How NextEra Energy Stock Is Valued Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist2 days ago

    How NextEra Energy Stock Is Valued Compared to Its Peers

    Broader utilities (XLU) have been on a losing streak for the last few months after peaking in November 2017. NextEra Energy (NEE) is currently trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 22.0x against its five-year historical average PE of 21.0x. Thus, NextEra Energy stock seems to be trading at a premium to its historical average. NextEra Energy stock has rallied more than 5.0% while the broader utilities have corrected 2.0% so far this year.

  • Dominion’s SCANA Deal Looks More Uncertain ahead of 1Q18 Results
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Dominion’s SCANA Deal Looks More Uncertain ahead of 1Q18 Results

    Dominion Energy’s (D) ongoing merger with SCANA (SCG) hit another roadblock recently. According to a Bloomberg report dated April 19, 2018, the South Carolina state senate voted to reduce the money SCANA can collect from the ratepayers for a now-abandoned nuclear power project. Dominion Energy had earlier warned it would call off the deal if it’s prevented from recovering nuclear project costs from ratepayers.

  • D, SO, and NEE: Analysts Rate the Top Utility Stocks
    Market Realist3 days ago

    D, SO, and NEE: Analysts Rate the Top Utility Stocks

    According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market capitalization in the country, has a potential upside of more than ~5% going forward. NextEra Energy has a mean target price of $169.1. Currently, NextEra Energy is trading at $160.20.

  • Analysts’ Views on FirstEnergy Stock, Pre-1Q18 Earnings Release
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Analysts’ Views on FirstEnergy Stock, Pre-1Q18 Earnings Release

    Wall Street analysts’ mean target price for FirstEnergy (FE) is $36.14, whereas its current market price is $34.61, implying a potential upside of ~6% for the stock over the next 12 months. Among the 17 analysts tracking FirstEnergy, eight had recommended “hold,” three had recommended “strong buy,” and six had recommended “buy” as of April 17, 2018. There were no “sell” recommendations.

  • What Do Utilities’ Volatility Trends Indicate?
    Market Realist3 days ago

    What Do Utilities’ Volatility Trends Indicate?

    On April 13, 2018, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF’s (XLU) implied volatility was 15%—close to its 15-day average. The SPDR S&P 500’s implied volatility was also close to 16%—lower than its 15-day average of 18%.

  • A Look at FirstEnergy’s Indicators and Short Interest
    Market Realist3 days ago

    A Look at FirstEnergy’s Indicators and Short Interest

    FirstEnergy (FE) stock is currently trading at $34.61, 4% above its 50-day moving average and 7% above its 200-day moving average. This premium highlights its strength. Going forward, its 50-day moving average of ~$33.20 is expected to act as support.

  • Total Returns: Comparing Utilities and Other Sectors
    Market Realist3 days 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.

  • How FirstEnergy Stock Is Currently Valued
    Market Realist3 days ago

    How FirstEnergy Stock Is Currently Valued

    FirstEnergy (FE) stock has soared more than 15% in the last three months, significantly outperforming broader utilities (XLU). Investment from activist hedge fund Elliott Management and improved earnings growth prospects boosted FE stock, which is currently trading at an EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) ratio of 8.4x, lower than its five-year average of ~9.0x. 

  • A Look at FirstEnergy, Pre-1Q18 Earnings Release
    Market Realist3 days ago

    A Look at FirstEnergy, Pre-1Q18 Earnings Release

    Ohio-based FirstEnergy (FE) is set to report its 1Q18 financial results on April 23, 2018. Wall Street analysts expect it to report EPS (earnings per share) of $0.67. In 1Q17, it had EPS of $0.78, implying that analysts expect FE’s EPS to fall 14% YoY (year-over-year).

  • NEE, D, and DUK: How Top Utilities Are Valued
    Market Realist3 days ago

    NEE, D, and DUK: How Top Utilities Are Valued

    NextEra Energy (NEE) is trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 22x—compared to its five-year historical average PE multiple of 21x. NextEra Energy stock seems to be trading at a premium to its historical average. NextEra Energy, the top utility, is one of the most rallied stocks among the S&P 500 Utilities Index. NextEra Energy stock has soared more than 22% in the trailing 12 months and outperformed broader utilities.

  • Analyzing XLU’s Moving Averages and Short Interest
    Market Realist3 days 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.

  • Utilities: Leaders and Laggards Last Week
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Utilities: Leaders and Laggards Last Week

    US utility stocks have been sluggish for the last few months. Utilities that are sensitive to the interest rate have been on a downward streak since December 2017 mainly due to tax reforms, rate hikes, and valuation concerns. Utilities continued their downtrend last week. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) fell more than 1%, while broader markets rose more than 2% during the week.

  • How Sempra Energy Is Placed for Long-Term Dividend Growth
    Market Realist4 days 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.

  • Comparing Sempra Energy’s Payout Ratio to Its Peers’
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Comparing Sempra Energy’s Payout Ratio to Its Peers’

    Sempra Energy’s (SRE) payout ratio in 2017 was close to 73%, fairly high compared to its five-year average payout ratio of ~59%.

  • Looking at Sempra Energy’s Dividend Growth
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Looking at Sempra Energy’s Dividend Growth

    Sempra Energy (SRE) is expected to pay an annualized dividend of $3.58 per share in 2018. In comparison, Edison International (EIX) will likely pay an annualized dividend of $2.42 per share this year. Analysts expect Sempra Energy’s per-share dividend growth to remain at ~9% for the next few years.

  • Comparing Sempra Energy’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers’
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Comparing Sempra Energy’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers’

    Sempra Energy (SRE), one of the leading utilities in California, declared a dividend of $0.90 per share in 1Q18, which represented a 9% increase over the previous quarter. This was Sempra Energy’s eighth consecutive annual per-share dividend increase. Sempra Energy is currently trading at a dividend yield of 3.3%—well below the industry average.

  • How Analysts Rank Southern Company Stock
    Market Realist5 days ago

    How Analysts Rank Southern Company Stock

    Southern Company (SO) stock witnessed a massive fall in December 2017, and the stock has since been sluggish. According to the Wall Street analyst consensus, Southern Company stock offers a potential upside of more than 5% for the next one year. It has given a mean price target of $46.1 and it’s presently trading at $43.8.

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