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09/02 6:05pm ET

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)

50.36
Data as of Sep 02
 -0.17 / -0.34%
Today’s Change
40.48
Today|||52-Week Range
50.61
+8.96%
Year-to-Date

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.

Performance

1 month+1.35% 3 years+15.63%
3 months+3.41% 5 years+13.57%
1 year+27.31% Since inception+8.37%
Data through 08/30/2014

Quote Details

Previous close$50.53
Open day’s range50.26 – 50.61
Net asset value (NAV)50.54 (08/29/2014)
Daily volume6,617,805
Average volume (3 months)4,543,374
Data as of 8:00pm ET, 09/02/2014

Peer Comparisonvs. Natural resources ETFs

 XLBCategory
Performance 5-yr return+13.57%+12.91%
Expense Gross exp ratio0.16%0.53%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.740.57
Net assets$5.3B$583.3M
Average market cap$27.7B$21.0B
Average P/E19.518.6
Dividend / Share--0.27%

Competitors

RTM Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Materi...
VAW Vanguard Materials Index Fund ETF Shares
PYZ PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum...

Holdings

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
DOW Dow Chemical Co10.23%
MON Monsanto Co9.86%
DD E I du Pont de Nemours & Company9.82%
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV7.36%
PX Praxair Inc6.24%
ECL Ecolab Inc4.87%
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc4.85%
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc4.72%
PPG PPG Industries Inc4.62%
IP International Paper Co3.48%