Financial Select Sector SPDRFund (XLF)

XLF (n.a.:Financial Services) ETF
$24.55
pos +0.13
+0.53%
Today's Range: 24.44 - 24.60 | XLF Avg Daily Volume: 67,165,600
Last Update: 02/27/17 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 39,549,556
YTD Performance: 5.85%
Open: $24.45
Previous Close: $24.42
52 Week Range: $18.52 - $25.45
Oustanding Shares: 1,026,845,427
Market Cap: 25,270,665,958
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for XLF
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy
Moderate Buy
Hold
Moderate Sell
Strong Sell
Mean Rec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 0.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
XLF Sector Avg. S&P 500
0.00 0.00 30.70
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
9.96% 43.78% 41.19%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income 0.00 0.00 0.00
EPS 0.00 0.00 0.00
Earnings for XLF:
EBITDA 0.00B
Revenue 0.00B
Average Earnings Estimates

Earnings Estimates data is not available for XLF.

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Bob Byrne

 | Dec 2, 2016 | 7:00 AM EST
Figuring out whether tech stocks are nearing a bottom is no easier.
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James "Rev Shark" DePorre

 | Dec 1, 2016 | 1:47 PM EST
I expect we will see a further correction in the indices. Here's how I'm playing it.
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By

Doug Kass

 | Nov 17, 2016 | 3:41 PM EST
The U.S. dollar, as discussed above, continued to rip higher against the euro. I am concerned. Mark Grant is concerned. The market is not concerned. The price of crude oil (down $0.20) settled lower after yesterday's robust gains. Gold fell $9 as it continues to break down -- closing in on $1,200. Ag commodities: wheat up $0.07, corn up $0.04, soybeans up $0.05 and oats up $0.02. Lumber up $7 following the big housing number this morning. Bonds schmeissed ... iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT)  down $1.50. The yield on the 10-year and 30-year notes and bonds rose by about 5 basis points. The 2s/10s spread steepened by 2 basis points to about 125 basis points. Municipal bond funds traded lower. Closed-end funds got hit. High-yield was flat, though Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose by $0.05. Banks continued to be the "world's fair" but to this observer it is getting heady and panicky. My finger is on the short Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) button. But not yet. Insurers outperformed, but my long Hartford Financial (HIG) under-performed. Brokerages up big again. Very over-bought. Autos mixed. Energy stocks, some profit taking. Retail strong after Wednesday's weakness. Led by Best Buy (BBY) and Home Depot (HD) . Biotech was marginally higher, led by Allergan (AGN) and Celgene (CELG) . Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) still in the regulatory cross hairs. Big pharma down -- but barely. Old media led by an analyst upgrade in Microsoft (MSFT) . Consumer staples plagued by a strengthening U.S. currency. Investment short, Coca-Cola (KO) , can't get out of its own way ... a good thing. Consumer discretionary was mixed. (T)FANG had a good second day in a row -- but stocks off their highs as Netflix (NFLX) turns red. Apple (AAPL) a bit lower after a great day yesterday. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: 1.Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on banks. I am less positive than Jimmy -- believing that it is late in the financial stock move. 2. Rev Shark on market manipulation.  3. Homie
By

Doug Kass

 | Nov 9, 2016 | 7:33 AM EST
In pre-market trading I have done a lot of trading and squared up my book.
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By

Doug Kass

 | Nov 7, 2016 | 4:55 PM EST
The U.S. dollar strengthened meaningfully. Any more strength will begin to raise concerns about multinational profits. The price of crude oil expanded by $0.80 to nearly $45/barrel. But, we are still in a short term downtrend. Gold fell be $23. I rebuilt my GLD position on the weakness. We are near the 200 day moving average. Ag commodities: wheat down $0.04, corn down $0.02, soybeans up $0.08 and oats are flat. Fertilizer stocks traded well today. Lumber up $1. Bonds got schmeissed. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) down a beaner. The 10-year U.S. note yield rose by four basis points and the long bond by three basis points. The 2s/10s spread widened by two basis points to 101 basis points. Municipals were surprisingly weaker. Closed end muni bond funds flatlined. But high yield was much stronger iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond ETF (HYG) +$1 and SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF (JNK) +$0.40. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) +$0.13. Banks benefited from the steepening yield curve. I shorted JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Citigroup (C) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) late in the day. Insurance stocks were terrific. Long Hartford Financial (HIG) (large) looks like it might be breaking out. (I still owe you guys an analysis of the good quarter release from last week -- coming soon! Small shorts in Lincoln National (LNC) and Metlife (MET) , rose. Brokerages Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) were the "world's fair." Autos advanced. I remain short (small) General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) . Retail rebounded. My only long JC Penney (JCP) was punk (up a dime after being up three times that amount earlier in the day). Biotech was +3.5%. Allergan (AGN) , Celgene (CELG) ++ Speculative biotech (Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA)  , SAGE Therapeutics (SAGE) , Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) ,  Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR
By

Doug Kass

 | Nov 7, 2016 | 1:22 PM EST
With SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust  (SPY)  up $4.18 I am making some small moves to the short side.   I have added to the …
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By

Doug Kass

 | Nov 3, 2016 | 3:44 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil continued to roll over: down $0.66 to $44.68. Ag commodities: wheat down $0.05, corn up $0.02, soybeans up $0.03 and oats down $0.04. Lumber up $5. Bonds got schmeissed (iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) down a beaner) after staging a two-day recovery. The 10-year U.S. Treasury rose by 2 basis points in yield while the long bond advanced by 4 basis points. The 2s/10s spread rose back to 100 bps. Municipals were flat to higher. Junk bond prices edged a bit higher as well. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB)  up $0.02. Banks were mixed. Our Trade of the Week made a morning move higher -- and then dropped to new daily lows. I added on the short side. Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) up by $0.08. Insurance was very strong after a Lincoln National (LNC) beat (I remain small short). Hartford Financial (HIG) lacked this time. Brokerages are surprisingly strong, led by Goldman Sachs (GS) . Old tech down - with Comcast (CSCO) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) lower. Retail still stinking up the joint with Nordstrom (JWN) , Target (TGT) , Foot Locker (FL) et al. notably weaker. I added to a poorly performing JC Penney (JCP) today. Awful sentiment in biotech, pharma and generic -- for obvious reasons. Biotech was a biowreck, breaking support levels. Allergan (AGN)  , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX)  , Merck (MCK) etc lower. Speculative biotech like Sage Therapeutics (SAGE)  , Portula Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) ,  Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Aerie Pharmaceut
By

Gary Morrow

 | Nov 3, 2016 | 1:29 PM EDT
Mid-October breakout has had little follow-through as investors lose confidence.
By

Doug Kass

 | Nov 3, 2016 | 9:53 AM EDT
I plan to short more JPMorgan Chase (JPM) at $69 (or better), Citigroup (C) at $49 and Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) at $19.70.
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By

Doug Kass

 | Nov 2, 2016 | 4:56 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar was weaker today. Oil continues to breakdown. Down by $1.22 to $45.45 a barrel. Gold up $13.60, impressively breaking above $1,300 ($1,301). I have a medium-sized long in SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) as a hedge against continued central bank lunacy. Ag commodities: wheat up $0.03, corn down $0.02, soybeans down $0.07 and oats up $0.06. Lumber is flat. Bonds continued a reversal from yesterday morning. The 10-year U.S. note yield is 1.797%. The 2s/10s spread dropped by two basis points to 97 basis points. Municipals were well bid and closed-end muni bond funds flourished. Junk continues junky (likely related to crude's crude price fall), something I have been warning about for several days. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) down by $0.06 to $14.57. Banks rallied smartly off the lows but still off on the day. Deutsche Bank (DB) down for the sixth day in a row cant be evidence of financial stability. Talking heads love financials, I believe they are wrong, frankly. I see a "double top" in Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) and have added to my shorts. Insurance was lower, though long fav Hartford Financial (HIG) was up a few pennies. Brokerages down, but only modestly so. Impressive, considering magnitude of recent rise. Energy stocks followed crude oil lower. Autos have peaked and General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) share prices are beginning to show it. Ford broke important support at $11.60 after exhibiting a disappointing decline of 12% year-over-year monthly shipments. Retail seemed to stabilize after recent schmeissing. A few more days could indicate that the share price declines have fully discounted the weak fundies. (Note: The weather is finally getting cooler!) Old tech was weak, led by IBM (IBM) . Consumer staples were stable/staple. Consumer discretionary was mixed. Starbucks (SBUX) , Disney (DIS) . Ag equipment weak, led by core short Caterpillar (CAT) , which I have been shorting on the move into the high $80s. Now $81. Loved by media talking heads, for no apparent reason, based on business trends (weak retail dealer data).  Biotech down 1.5%. Allergan (AGN)  down $11. Here is a good conversation/video with Jim and Jack. Some of speculative biotech annihilated (see Cempra down 60% today). Big Pharma continues lower. (T)FANG breaking down, and this is potentially important. Tesla (TSLA) (on Best Ideas, short) approaching another low, Amazon (AMZN) down $20, Alphabet (GOOGL) down $17. It's never a good signpost when market leadership is rolling over badly. Apple (AAPL) with a dead fruit bounce after yesterday's shellacking.  The Mighty Oak's (Oaktree Capital (OAK) ) leaves are falling off and, frankly, after digging I don't know why. I have a call into management. Radian (RDN) approaching my buy zone of $12 to $13. I will be patient (my cost basis is $10), but I do like this as an investment for several years. My fav large-cap long, DuPont (DD)  is Du Lovely, up in a down tape. Here are some value added contributions on our site today: 1. In " Chicago Beats Cleveland and I Don't Mean the World Series," Jim "El Capitan" Cramer scores big!   2. Christopher "Not the Designer"
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