Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) Declines 0.03% for Sep 16

September 16, 2018 - By Vernon Rice

Sep 16 is a negative day so far for Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB) as the ETF is active during the day after losing 0.03% to hit $59.41 per share. The exchange traded fund has 4.41B net assets and 1.43% volatility this month.

Over the course of the day 4.85 million shares traded hands, as compared to an average volume of 6.28 million over the last 30 days for Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB).

The ETF is -7.87% of its 52-Week High and 15.13% of its low, and is currently having ATR of 0.86. This year’s performance is -2.33% while this quarter’s performance is -0.81%.

The ETF’s YTD performance is -1.25%, the 1 year is 9.66% and the 3 year is 13.22%.

The ETF’s average P/E ratio is 15.97, the price to book is 2.18, the price to sales is 1.84 and the price to cashflow is 13.66. It was started on 12/22/1998. The fund’s top holdings are: DowDuPont Inc for 23.72% of assets, Praxair Inc for 7.69%, Ecolab Inc for 6.61%, Air Products & Chemicals Inc for 6.16%, LyondellBasell Industries NV for 6.13%, Sherwin-Williams Co for 5.27%, PPG Industries Inc for 4.76%, International Paper Co for 3.66%, Nucor Corp for 3.43%, Freeport-McMoRan Inc for 3.27%. The ETF sector weights are: Basic Materials 86.83%, Consumer Cyclical 11.56%, Financial Services 0.00%, Realestate 0.00%, Consumer Defensive 0.00%, Healthcare 0.00%, Utilities 0.00%, Communication Services 0.00%, Energy 0.00%, Industrials 1.60%, Technology 0.00%. The ETF currently as 1.86% yield.

Another recent and important Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Bespoke Asset Class Performance Matrix” on August 21, 2018.

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