XLU - Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
54.33
-0.19 (-0.35%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close54.52
Open54.63
Bid0.00 x 1800
Ask0.00 x 38500
Day's Range54.19 - 54.66
52 Week Range47.37 - 57.23
Volume9,574,616
Avg. Volume15,430,571
Net Assets7.86B
NAV52.89
PE Ratio (TTM)8.95
Yield3.32%
YTD Return1.88%
Beta (3y)0.14
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
Inception Date1998-12-16
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