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XLP Fund Description
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund tracks a market-cap-weighted index of consumer-staples stocks drawn from the S&P 500.
XLP FactSet Analytics Insight
XLP delivers a representative if slightly conservative basket of consumer-staples firms. Because XLP pulls its stocks from the S&P 500 rather than the broad market, it holds far fewer names than our benchmark, producing somewhat-concentrated exposure. The fund's holdings are nearly all large-caps, which investors may appreciate for their familiarity and stability. XLP's stake in Walmart may seem unremarkable; however, some competing ETFs (and our benchmark) don't hold the retailer due to differing sector classification rules. Investors can make up their own mind on this point but should be aware of this critical difference. XLP's expense ratio ranks among the cheapest in the sector, its asset base is solid, and the fund's extremely strong liquidity keeps transaction costs low.
XLP MSCI ESG Fund metrics 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 August 21, 2017 the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.29 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. XLP ranks in the 45th percentile within its peer group and in the 48th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
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XLP FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of XLP. XLP is rated a 5 out of 5.