Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)

NYSEARCA: XLU · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.12 (-0.19%)
Sep 22, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $14.52B
Expense Ratio 0.10%
PE Ratio 22.27
Shares Out n/a
Dividend (ttm) $2.12
Dividend Yield 3.35%
Ex-Dividend Date Sep 18, 2023
Payout Ratio 74.60%
1-Year Return -12.82%
Volume 12,293,232
Open 63.13
Previous Close 63.41
Day's Range 62.87 - 63.71
52-Week Low 60.35
52-Week High 73.79
Beta n/a
Holdings 32
Inception Date Dec 16, 1998

About XLU

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The Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the Utilities Select Sector index, a market-cap-weighted index of US utilities stocks drawn exclusively from the S&P 500. XLU was launched on Dec 16, 1998 and is issued by State Street.

Asset Class Equity
Category Utilities
Region North America
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol XLU
Index Tracked Utilities Select Sector

Top 10 Holdings

59.13% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
NextEra Energy, Inc. NEE 14.45%
The Southern Company SO 8.13%
Duke Energy Corporation DUK 7.68%
Sempra SRE 4.83%
American Electric Power Company, Inc. AEP 4.39%
Exelon Corporation EXC 4.30%
Dominion Energy, Inc. D 4.23%
PG&E Corporation PCG 3.85%
Constellation Energy Corporation CEG 3.77%
Xcel Energy Inc. XEL 3.49%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
2023-09-18 $0.5216 2023-09-21
2023-06-20 $0.5366 2023-06-23
2023-03-20 $0.48975 2023-03-23
2022-12-19 $0.57224 2022-12-22
2022-09-19 $0.50142 2022-09-22
2022-06-21 $0.5154 2022-06-24
Full Dividend History


'Defensive' Stocks Are Getting Crushed in a Falling Market. Why It's Time to Buy.

The problem isn't the outlook for earnings at utilities and makers of consumer staples. Higher yields on Treasury debt are hurting the shares.

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1 day ago - Barrons

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15 days ago - CNBC Television

The Fed Will Send These Safe Dividends Soaring In 2024

We're bullish on utilities now because this economy is bogging out. We got more proof of that last week, with China posting an anemic 0.8% growth rate in Q2.

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4 weeks ago - Forbes

VettaFi Voices On: The Coming End of Earnings Season

Hi VettaFi Voices, we are heading toward the last week of the Q2 earnings season. Now seems like a good time to assess how things have gone so far and what we can expect from next week.

5 weeks ago - ETF Trends

Keybanc: The northeast heatwave translates into more demand, not stronger earnings

Sophie Karp, Equity Research Analyst at Keybac Capital Markets, discusses how the upcoming U.S. heatwave may impact utility stocks.

2 months ago - CNBC Television

Final Trades: American Express, JPMorgan, Microsoft & XLU

The "Halftime Report" traders give their top picks to watch for the second half.

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2 months ago - CNBC Television

VettaFi Voices On: What the Major Sectors Are Doing

Hi, VettaFi Voices! I was thinking today we could discuss sectors (beyond technology, as we just discussed that sector recently) this week.

2 months ago - ETF Trends

Mizuho: Utilities have underperformed this year, but earnings look promising

Anthony Crowdell, Mizuho Research Analyst, discusses the utilities sector following the Fed's latest rate decision.

3 months ago - CNBC Television

Utilities Stocks and Other Sectors Offer Safety in the Debt-Ceiling Showdown

On average, the S&P 500 utilities sector drops only in the low-single-digit percentage points when debt-ceiling concerns rear their head, according to a study by RBC.

Other symbols: VDC
4 months ago - Barrons

Market multiples telling investors who's winning A.I. race, says Trivariate's Adam Parker

Adam Parker, Trivariate Research CEO, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss his latest market moves including an upgrade for staples and utilities.

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4 months ago - CNBC Television

Best Low-Volatility ETFs for When the Market is a Roller Coaster

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5 months ago - Kiplinger

Consumer, Industrials, Energy ETFs in Focus as Earnings Season Kicks Off

Companies within the S&P 500 are expected to report the weakest earnings growth in nearly three years.

5 months ago - ETFcom

Final Trades: Berkshire Hathaway, Transocean & Utilities (XLU)

The "Halftime Report" traders give their top picks to watch for the second half.

Other symbols: RIG
6 months ago - CNBC Television

Financials Remain in Focus but Not All ETFs Are the Same

Though financials are 13% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), roughly half the size of the information technology sector, it has been the focus throughout March.

6 months ago - ETF Trends

Focus on unloved utility names, says KeyBanc's Sophie Karp

Sophie Karp, KeyBanc utilities analyst, joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss whether utilities have peaked and selective buys in the sector.

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9 months ago - CNBC Television

Utilities Could Play Larger Renewables Role in 2023

This is likely to be a pivotal year in terms of elevated adoption of renewable energy sources around the world, indicating that traditional utilities can play a more prominent role in the proliferatio...

9 months ago - ETF Trends

XLU Offers Defense, Healthy Income

The utilities sector is often thought of as a bond proxy, meaning it's vulnerable to rising interest rates. Those vulnerabilities are on display this year, but investors should be careful about ignori...

11 months ago - ETF Trends

Inflation, Rates in Focus as Earnings Roll In

Energy, the best-performing sector, and tech will be watched as 3Q numbers arrive.

11 months ago - ETFcom

Janney Montgomery Scott's Mark Luschini urges near-term caution

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1 year ago - CNBC Television

Now is the time to map out future investments, says FBB's Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey, FBB Capital Partners director of research, joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss investing in market lows, directing investments toward defensive stocks like utilities, and timing how to spend e...

1 year ago - CNBC Television

Understanding Utilities ETF Opportunity

With interest rates rising and more hikes likely on the way as the Federal Reserve looks to cool inflation, rate-sensitive sectors may not be appealing to investors.

1 year ago - ETF Trends

Low Volatility ETFs: Smooth Ride Amid Gyrating Markets?

Strategies seek to ease anxieties in uncertain times.

1 year ago - ETFcom

Renewable Energy Providing Catalyst for Utilities Sector

The utilities sector is usually vulnerable to rising interest rates and high inflation – the exact scenarios investors are contending with this year. Yet, the sector is a shining star in 2022.

1 year ago - ETF Trends

ETF of the Week: Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)

VettaFi's vice chairman Tom Lydon discussed the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) on this week's “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe of “Money Life.” Another in a recent tilt toward more ...

1 year ago - ETF Trends