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Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 17, 2022

XLU is a passive ETF by State Street tracking the investment results of the Utilities Select Sector Index. XLU launched on Dec 16, 1998 and has a 0.13% expense ratio.

ETF Info

  • ISINUS81369Y8865
  • CUSIP81369Y886
  • IssuerState Street
  • Inception DateDec 16, 1998
  • RegionNorth America (U.S.)
  • CategoryUtilities Equities
  • Expense Ratio0.13%
  • Index TrackedUtilities Select Sector Index
  • ETF Home Pagewww.ssga.com
  • Asset ClassEquity
  • Asset Class Size

    Large-Cap
  • Asset Class Style

    Value

Trading Data

  • Previous Close$71.65
  • Year Range$61.85 - $76.96
  • EMA (50)$72.15
  • EMA (200)$68.71
  • Average Volume$20.88M
  • Assets Under Management$10.70B

XLUShare Price Chart


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XLUPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $35,682 for a total return of roughly 256.82%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


XLU (Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

XLUReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M-5.84%-8.76%
YTD0.77%-15.91%
6M9.07%-14.41%
1Y11.99%-3.97%
5Y10.33%10.80%
10Y11.07%11.90%

XLUMonthly Returns Heatmap


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XLUSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund Sharpe ratio is 0.86. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


XLU (Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

XLUDividend History

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund granted a 2.80% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 17, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.01 per share.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$2.01$2.00$1.97$1.91$1.76$1.75$1.66$1.59$1.51$1.47$1.45$1.37$1.27

Dividend yield

2.80%2.81%3.26%3.18%3.69%3.82%4.05%4.50%4.06%5.08%5.67%5.42%6.02%

XLUDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


XLU (Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

XLUWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund is 36.07%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 349 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-36.07%Feb 19, 202024Mar 23, 2020349Aug 10, 2021373
-15.69%Jan 30, 2015152Sep 4, 2015126Mar 8, 2016278
-15.59%Nov 15, 201758Feb 8, 2018179Oct 24, 2018237
-12.43%Jul 7, 201692Nov 14, 201687Mar 22, 2017179
-12.04%May 1, 201336Jun 20, 2013165Feb 14, 2014201
-11.26%Jul 22, 201112Aug 8, 201128Sep 16, 201140
-9.94%Jul 31, 201275Nov 15, 201270Feb 28, 2013145
-9.37%Jan 20, 201092Jun 1, 201038Jul 26, 2010130
-9.24%Jul 1, 201426Aug 6, 201454Oct 22, 201480
-9.15%Jan 3, 202236Feb 23, 20228Mar 7, 202244

XLUVolatility Chart

Current Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund volatility is 19.03%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


XLU (Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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