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XLU - Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund

Stock Price: $66.87 USD -0.34 (-0.51%)
Updated Apr 19, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $12.55B
NAV $67.19
Expense Ratio 0.12%
PE Ratio 19.39
Beta (5Y) 0.36
Dividend (ttm) $1.96
Dividend Yield 2.91%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 22, 2021
1-Year Return -
Trading Day April 19
Last Price $66.87
Previous Close $67.21
Change ($) -0.34
Change (%) -0.51%
Day's Open 67.25
Day's Range 66.71 - 67.36
Day's Volume 10,751,912
52-Week Range 51.93 - 67.47

Fund Description

The investment seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities of companies in the Utilities Select Sector Index. In seeking to track the performance of the index, the fund employs a replication strategy. It generally invests substantially all, but at least 95%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the index. The index includes securities of companies from the following industries: electric utilities; water utilities; multi-utilities; independent power and renewable electricity producers; and gas utilities. The fund is non-diversified.

Asset Class
Equity
Sector
Utilities
Region
North America
Inception Date
Dec 16, 1998
Exchange
NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol
XLU
Index Tracked
Utilities Select Sector Index

Top 10 Holdings

63.47% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
NextEra EnergyNEE16.79%
Duke EnergyDUK8.19%
Southern CompanySO7.27%
Dominion EnergyD6.73%
ExelonEXC4.77%
American Electric PowerAEP4.65%
Sempra EnergySRE4.42%
Xcel EnergyXEL4.00%
Public Service Enterprise GroupPEG3.39%
Eversource EnergyES3.26%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Mar 22, 2021$0.461Mar 25, 2021
Dec 21, 2020$0.522Dec 24, 2020
Sep 21, 2020$0.499Sep 24, 2020
Jun 22, 2020$0.476Jun 25, 2020
Mar 23, 2020$0.474Mar 26, 2020
Dec 20, 2019$0.501Dec 26, 2019
Full Dividend History

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