Today’s ETF Action: Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) Rises 1.3% for Nov 30

November 30, 2016 - By kentuckypostne   ·   0 Comments

Nov 30 is a positive day so far for Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB) as the ETF is active during the day after gaining 1.3% to hit $50.05 per share. The exchange traded fund has 3.63B net assets and 1.10% volatility this month.

Over the course of the day 837,370 shares traded hands, as compared to an average volume of 5.26 million over the last 30 days for Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB).

The ETF is -2.36% of its 52-Week High and 34.50% of its low, and is currently having ATR of 0.64. This year’s performance is 12.41% while this quarter’s performance is -1.05%.

The ETF’s YTD performance is 9.14%, the 1 year is 5.45% and the 3 year is 4.32%.

The ETF’s average P/E ratio is 18.74, the price to book is 3.29, the price to sales is 1.52 and the price to cashflow is 8.72. It was started on 12/22/1998. The fund’s top holdings are: Dow Chemical Company (The) Comm for 11.41% of assets, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Com for 11.32%, Monsanto Company Common Stock for 8.30%, Praxair Inc. Common Stock for 6.29%, Ecolab Inc. Common Stock for 5.64%, Air Products and Chemicals Inc for 5.44%, LyondellBasell Industries NV Or for 4.69%, PPG Industries Inc. Common Sto for 4.24%, Newmont Mining Corporation for 3.74%, Sherwin-Williams Company (The) for 3.74%. The ETF sector weights are: Basic Materials 88.04%, Consumer Cyclical 10.74%, Industrials 1.21%. The ETF currently as 2.06% yield.

More notable recent Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLB) news were published by: which released: “Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund Experiences Big Inflow” on November 30, 2016, also with their article: “Materials Mavens: Sector ETFs To Embrace” published on November 30, 2016, published: “Shipping – Bust To Boom” on November 28, 2016. More interesting news about Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLB) were released by: and their article: “How to Trade the S&P 500 Sector ETFs Setting New Highs Last Week” published on November 28, 2016 as well as‘s news article titled: “Which S&P Sector Leads? Materials, Industrial, Energy, Financials, Transports” with publication date: November 21, 2016.

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Materials Select Sector Index (the Index). The company has a market cap of $3.63 billion. The Index includes companies involved in such industries as chemicals; metals and mining; paper and forest products; containers and packaging, and construction materials. It currently has negative earnings.

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