XLB

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund
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XLB Fund Description

The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US basic materials companies. The fund includes only the materials components of the S&P 500.

XLB Factset Analytics Insight

XLB is a massive, liquid ETF that invests in basic materials companies from the S&P 500. Its limited selection universe means it is heavily concentrated, with just a few holdings making up a huge chunk of the portfolio. Not surprisingly, XLB favors large-caps relative to our broader benchmark. Still, it offers reasonable exposure to the space. XLB is one of the most popular funds in the US materials segment, with a huge asset base and unmatched trading volume. It’s an excellent choice for occasional traders and institutions alike.

XLB MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of February 15, 2018 the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.71 out of 10.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. XLB ranks in the 32nd percentile within its peer group and in the 24th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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XLB Summary Data

SPDR
12/16/98
Open-Ended Fund
0.13%
$5.13B
$427.30M
0.02%

XLB Portfolio Data

$60.89B
26.93
3.04
1.66%
03/16/18
25

XLB Index Data

Market Cap
Committee
Thomson Reuters US Basic Materials

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Total Return
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  • 1 Year
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XLB Portfolio Management

0.13%
-0.19%
0.06%
-0.32%

XLB Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

XLB Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
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XLB Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 02/16/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of XLB. XLB is rated a 5 out of 5.

XLB Tradability

7,020,816
$427.30M
5,308,386
$337.79M
0.02%
$0.01
0.00%
0.11% / -0.49%
None
100.00%
50,000
106.17
0.02%
0.08%
177,610
$60.69
5

XLB Sector/Industry BreakdownView All

XLBSegment Benchmark
27.68% 30.34%
7.92% 10.53%
5.56% 7.96%
8.69% 4.54%
3.12% 3.96%
5.52% 3.16%
2.51% 3.05%
2.16% 1.97%

XLB Geographic Exposure

XLBSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%

XLBSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%
0.00% / 0.00% 0.00% / 0.00%

XLB Performance Statistics

0.96
0.95
0.98
0.97
0.16%
Thomson Reuters US Basic Materials

XLB MSCI ESG Ratings

4.71 / 10
31.94
23.59
30.64%
0.93%
753.17

XLB BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    XLB
    25 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    122 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    24 (Count)
     
    71.84% (Weight)
XLBSegment Benchmark
68.11% 88.35%
25.36% 11.65%
6.43% 0.00%
0.10% 0.00%
1.64% 1.86%
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