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11/21 6:05pm ET

Materials Select Sector SPDR® Fund (XLB)

Data as of Nov 21
 +0.61 / +1.22%
Today’s Change
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Investment Objective

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 Materials 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 companies from the following industries: chemicals; metals & mining; paper & forest products; containers & packaging; and construction materials. The fund is non-diversified.


1 month+8.95% 3 years+14.78%
3 months-0.20% 5 years+11.67%
1 year+12.60% Since inception+8.12%
Data through 11/15/2014

Quote Details

Previous close$50.06
Open day’s range50.48 – 51.01
Net asset value (NAV)49.29 (11/14/2014)
Daily volume9,559,167
Average volume (3 months)7,961,956
Data as of 3:59pm ET, 11/21/2014

Peer Comparisonvs. Natural resources ETFs

Performance 5-yr return+11.67%+7.24%
Expense Gross exp ratio0.16%0.52%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.730.46
Net assets$3.9B$563.6M
Average market cap$27.1B$18.6B
Average P/E18.616.9
Dividend / Share--0.27%


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Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 86.25%
Consumer goods 9.08%
Business service 2.79%
Consumer service 1.87%
Energy 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
DD E I du Pont de Nemours & Company10.70%
MON Monsanto Co10.21%
DOW Dow Chemical Co9.38%
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV6.60%
PX Praxair Inc6.22%
ECL Ecolab Inc5.07%
PPG PPG Industries Inc4.81%
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc4.43%
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc3.79%
IP International Paper Co3.72%