SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR)

NYSEARCA: XAR · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-1.82 (-1.34%)
Apr 12, 2024, 3:55 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $2.04B
Expense Ratio 0.35%
PE Ratio 30.02
Shares Out 15.05M
Dividend (ttm) $0.77
Dividend Yield 0.58%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 18, 2024
Payout Ratio 17.11%
1-Year Return +14.01%
Volume 55,242
Open 135.66
Previous Close 135.66
Day's Range 133.22 - 136.29
52-Week Low 108.32
52-Week High 142.78
Beta 0.85
Holdings 35
Inception Date Sep 28, 2011

About XAR

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The SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in industrials equity. The fund tracks an equal-weighted index of US aerospace & defense companies. XAR was launched on Sep 28, 2011 and is issued by State Street.

Asset Class Equity
Category Industrials
Region North America
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol XAR
ETF Provider State Street
Index Tracked S&P Aerospace & Defense Select Industry

Top 10 Holdings

40.47% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
RTX Corp RTX 4.31%
TransDigm Group Incorporated TDG 4.12%
General Dynamics Corporation GD 4.10%
Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT 4.06%
Curtiss-Wright Corporation CW 4.05%
HEICO Corporation HEI 4.04%
Axon Enterprise, Inc. AXON 4.02%
Textron Inc. TXT 3.99%
Woodward, Inc. WWD 3.93%
Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 3.87%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Mar 18, 2024 $0.15602 Mar 21, 2024
Dec 18, 2023 $0.34827 Dec 21, 2023
Sep 18, 2023 $0.12471 Sep 21, 2023
Jun 20, 2023 $0.14336 Jun 23, 2023
Mar 20, 2023 $0.12137 Mar 23, 2023
Dec 19, 2022 $0.10264 Dec 22, 2022
Full Dividend History


Investing in defense technology: Here's what you need to know

Trae Stephens, Founders Fund partner, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss the shift of governments embracing defense tech start-ups, Google employees' reluctance to work in the defense sector, and more.

8 days ago - CNBC Television

Johnson offers fresh criticism of Senate's Ukraine bill, but House expected to give OK eventually

House Speaker Mike Johnson on Wednesday continued to criticize an aid package for Ukraine and other countries, even as analysts expect that a divided Washington eventually will deliver on the matter.

2 months ago - Market Watch

Defense stocks get a lift as Senate passes Ukraine aid. Here's how the House may OK ‘some' of it.

While defense stocks joined in on Tuesday's broad market sell-off sparked by a hotter-than-expected reading on inflation, that's after several sessions of gains that came as the U.S. Senate made progr...

2 months ago - Market Watch

This defense ETF's rally suggests more U.S. funding for Ukraine will come through

The market views that as likely, at least if you go by the advance made by the SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF XAR.

4 months ago - Market Watch

Growing geopolitical conflicts have some investors feeling guilty about buying defense stocks

Some retail investors are opting out of defense names despite knowing they typically perform better in war times.

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5 months ago - CNBC

Israel–Hamas war boosts U.S. defense ETFs, but why it won't help stocks for long

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6 months ago - Market Watch

Surging aerospace and defense stocks lift these ETFs as investors monitor Israel-Hamas war

Exchange-traded funds that buy aerospace and defense stocks were surging on Monday, after war erupted over the weekend between Israel and Hamas.

6 months ago - Market Watch

Tech, AI ETFs are soaring, but flows show investors holding back

Hi! In this week's ETF Wrap, you'll see how investor demand for tech and artificial-intelligence ETFs this year pales in comparison with their strong performance.

7 months ago - Market Watch

How To Avoid The Worst Sector ETFs 3Q23

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8 months ago - Forbes

Gabelli Launches Aerospace and Defense ETF

The fund looks to capitalize on the sector's solid performance.

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1 year ago - ETFcom

The DIY FAANG 2.0 Portfolio

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1 year ago - ETFcom

Wells Fargo's Matthew Akers lays out defense stocks to watch amid Russia-Ukraine war

Wells Fargo senior equity analyst Matthew Akers joins CNBC's 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss shares of General Dynamics, L3Harris Technologies and more.

2 years ago - CNBC Television

ETF Spotlight: Aerospace and defense trading at all-time highs

The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses the recent highs in the aerospace and defense sector, as well as Virgin Galactic's march higher.

3 years ago - CNBC Television

Cathie Wood's Ark Invest planning for space exploration ETF

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3 years ago - CNBC Television

Defense ETFs rally as investors re-position for post-COVID world

Exchange-traded funds focused on aerospace and defense took flight on Tuesday, putting them on track for their best week in six months as investors attempted a rotation to segments of the market that ...

Other symbols: ITAXLI
3 years ago - Market Watch

Covid vaccine news and the ETF market: Analysts assess the impact

Nick Colas, the co-founder of DataTrek Research, Matthew Bartolini, head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, and Brendan Ahern, chief investment officer at KraneShares, speak to...

3 years ago - CNBC Television

ETF Edge: Impact of the election and Pfizer's vaccine news

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3 years ago - CNBC Television

Virgin Galactic's best day in 6 months boosts space ETFs

Exchange-traded funds holding shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. took flight Monday as the stock price soared 20% after positive analyst coverage, on track for its best day since April 14.

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3 years ago - Market Watch

Aerospace and Defense Stocks Positioned for Move Higher

With charts showing prices near major long-term trendlines, the risk/reward favors the bulls in the aerospace and defense sector.

4 years ago - Investopedia

Aerospace ETF Shakes Off Boeing Woes to Soar Over S&P 500

The ETF industry has something for everyone -- the SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (ticker: XAR) has performed well, despite struggles from one of its most notable holdings, Boeing.

4 years ago - Bloomberg Markets and Finance

Time Is Right To Stick With Aerospace And Defense ETFs

Amid flaring geopolitical tensions with Iran, it's not surprising that some market experts are recommending aerospace and defense stocks.

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4 years ago - Benzinga

Virgin Galactic goes public—here are the ETFs to watch now

Virgin Galactic shares just began trading at the NYSE.

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4 years ago - CNBC Television

Here are the industrial ETFS to watch as Boeing, Caterpillar and 3M announce earnings

Dave Nadig, ETF.com, and John Davi, Astoria Portfolio Advisors CIO and founder, join 'ETF Edge' to discuss the ETFs they're watching as Caterpillar, 3M and Boeing release earnings this week.

4 years ago - CNBC Television

3 Aerospace And Defense ETFs Benefiting From Turmoil In The Middle East

When geopolitical headwinds howl, particularly those flowing from the Middle East, it's reasonable to expect that among the various sectors and industries, energy stocks will be affected.

Other symbols: ITAPPA
4 years ago - Benzinga

3 Defense ETFs to Play Defensive Amid Trade Uncertainty

Want to play defensive as the U.S.-China trade war intensifies?

Other symbols: DFENITA
5 years ago - Investopedia