XLU

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund
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XLU Fund Description

The Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US utilities stocks drawn exclusively from the S&P 500.

XLU Factset Analytics Insight

XLU is a massive, highly liquid fund that only invests in utilities companies that are included in the S&P 500. This is both an advantage and a weakness. The fund dominates its segment, with huge assets and volume, but it's also more concentrated in a handful of large firms. Competing utilities ETFs offer broader exposure to the full market-cap spectrum, meaning XLU is not the best Fit to our neutral utilities sector benchmark. Still, it's among the cheapest and most liquid options available, making it a solid choice for exposure to the segment.

XLU 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 19, 2018 the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.38 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. XLU ranks in the 69th percentile within its peer group and in the 80th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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XLU Summary Data

SPDR
12/16/98
Open-Ended Fund
0.13%
$7.07B
$987.63M
0.02%

XLU Portfolio Data

$34.67B
31.92
1.96
3.50%
03/16/18
28

XLU Index Data

Market Cap
Committee
Thomson Reuters US Utilities

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VPU, IDU, FUTY, PSCU, FXU
Total Return
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  • 1 Year
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XLU Portfolio Management

0.13%
-0.19%
-0.14%
-0.26%

XLU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

XLU Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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XLU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 02/20/18
5
4
3
2
1

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

XLU Tradability

19,517,766
$987.63M
19,373,424
$960.52M
0.02%
$0.01
0.00%
0.10% / -0.10%
None
100.00%
50,000
387.47
0.02%
0.06%
755,427
$50.11
5

XLU Sector/Industry BreakdownView All

XLUSegment Benchmark
13.16% 14.56%
3.47% 2.40%

XLU Geographic Exposure

XLUSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%

XLUSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%
0.00% / 0.00% 0.00% / 0.00%

XLU Performance Statistics

0.99
1.03
1.03
1.02
0.07%
Thomson Reuters US Utilities

XLU MSCI ESG Ratings

6.38 / 10
69.41
80.10
72.25%
6.64%
3,023.01

XLU BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    XLU
    28 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    73 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    28 (Count)
     
    82.67% (Weight)
XLUSegment Benchmark
75.96% 90.67%
21.16% 9.33%
2.71% 0.00%
0.17% 0.00%
3.35% 3.51%
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