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The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR® Fund XLC

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NAV

NAV

The market value of a mutual fund's or ETFs total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding.

$44.98

as of Apr 06 2020

Base Currency

USD

Assets Under Management

$6,733.27 M

as of Apr 06 2020

Gross Expense Ratio

Gross Expense Ratio

The fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

0.13%


Key Features

Key Features

  • The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR® Fund seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Communication Services Select Sector Index (the "Index")
  • The Index seeks to provide an effective representation of the communication services sector of the S&P 500 Index
  • Seeks to provide precise exposure to companies from the media, retailing, and software & services industries in the U.S.
  • Allows investors to take strategic or tactical positions at a more targeted level than traditional style based investing

About this Benchmark

About this Benchmark

The Communication Services Select Sector Index includes companies that have been identified as Communication Services companies by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), including securities of companies from the following industries: diversified telecommunication services; wireless telecommunication services; media; entertainment; and interactive media & services. The Index is one of eleven Select Sector Indexes developed and maintained in accordance with the following criteria: (1) each of the component securities in the Index is a constituent of the S&P 500 Index; and (2) the Index is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("S&P DJI") based on a proprietary  "modified market capitalization" methodology, which means that modifications may be made to the market capitalization weights of single stock concentrations in order to conform to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Internal Revenue Code" or "IRC").


Fund Information as of Apr 06 2020

Fund Information as of Apr 06 2020
Benchmark Inception Date Options Available Gross Expense Ratio

Gross Expense Ratio

The fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

Net Expense Ratio

^ SSGA Funds Management, Inc. (the "Adviser") has contractually agreed to waive its advisory fee and reimburse certain expenses, until January 31, 2022, so that the annual Fund operating expenses of the Fund are limited to no more than 0.1345% of the Fund's average daily net assets (exclusive of non-recurring account fees and expenses). This contractual fee waiver and/or reimbursement does not provide for the recoupment by the Adviser of any amounts waived or reimbursed. The Adviser may continue such waiver and/or reimbursement from year to year, but there is no guarantee that the Adviser will do so after January 31, 2022. The waiver and/or reimbursement may not be terminated prior to January 31, 2022 except with the approval of The Select Sector SPDR Trust's Board of Trustees.

Base Currency Investment Manager
Communication Services Select Sector Index Jun 18 2018 Yes 0.13% - USD SSGA Funds Management, Inc.
Benchmark Communication Services Select Sector Index
Inception Date Jun 18 2018
Options Available Yes
Gross Expense Ratio

Gross Expense Ratio

The fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

0.13%
Net Expense Ratio

^ SSGA Funds Management, Inc. (the "Adviser") has contractually agreed to waive its advisory fee and reimburse certain expenses, until January 31, 2022, so that the annual Fund operating expenses of the Fund are limited to no more than 0.1345% of the Fund's average daily net assets (exclusive of non-recurring account fees and expenses). This contractual fee waiver and/or reimbursement does not provide for the recoupment by the Adviser of any amounts waived or reimbursed. The Adviser may continue such waiver and/or reimbursement from year to year, but there is no guarantee that the Adviser will do so after January 31, 2022. The waiver and/or reimbursement may not be terminated prior to January 31, 2022 except with the approval of The Select Sector SPDR Trust's Board of Trustees.

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Base Currency USD
Investment Manager SSGA Funds Management, Inc.
Management Team Distributor Distribution Frequency
Global Equity Beta Solutions ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. Quarterly
Management Team Global Equity Beta Solutions
Distributor ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc.
Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Listing Information as of Apr 06 2020

Listing Information as of Apr 06 2020
Exchange Listing Date Trading Currency Ticker CUSIP ISIN
NYSE ARCA EXCHANGE Jun 19 2018 USD XLC 81369Y852 US81369Y8527
Exchange NYSE ARCA EXCHANGE
Listing Date Jun 19 2018
Trading Currency USD
Ticker XLC
CUSIP 81369Y852
ISIN US81369Y8527

Fund Characteristics as of Apr 06 2020

Fund Characteristics as of Apr 06 2020
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth

Estimated 3-5 Year EPS Growth

Based on the underlying holdings of the fund. The actual earnings estimates for the underlying holdings are provided by FactSet, First Call, I/B/E/S Consensus, and Reuters and are used to calculate a mean 3-5 year EPS growth rate estimate.

Number of Holdings Price/Book Ratio

Price/Book Ratio

The weighted harmonic average of closing market price divided by the most recent reported book value for each security in the fund's portfolio as calculated for the last twelve months.

Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

The weighted harmonic average of current share price divided by the forecasted one year earnings per share for each security in the fund. Negative and positive outliers are included in the calculation.

Weighted Average Market Cap
13.68% 26 2.70 16.75 $331,671.00 M
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth

Estimated 3-5 Year EPS Growth

Based on the underlying holdings of the fund. The actual earnings estimates for the underlying holdings are provided by FactSet, First Call, I/B/E/S Consensus, and Reuters and are used to calculate a mean 3-5 year EPS growth rate estimate.

13.68%
Number of Holdings 26
Price/Book Ratio

Price/Book Ratio

The weighted harmonic average of closing market price divided by the most recent reported book value for each security in the fund's portfolio as calculated for the last twelve months.

2.70
Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

The weighted harmonic average of current share price divided by the forecasted one year earnings per share for each security in the fund. Negative and positive outliers are included in the calculation.

16.75
Weighted Average Market Cap $331,671.00 M

Index Characteristics as of Apr 06 2020

Index Characteristics as of Apr 06 2020
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth Number of Holdings Price/Cash Flow Price/Earnings Price/Earnings Ratio FY1
13.69% 26 9.57 17.28 16.75
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth 13.69%
Number of Holdings 26
Price/Cash Flow 9.57
Price/Earnings 17.28
Price/Earnings Ratio FY1 16.75

Index Statistics as of Apr 06 2020

Index Statistics as of Apr 06 2020

Average Size
Size Range
Weighted Average Market Cap Mean Median Largest Smallest
$331,689.90 M $133,017.16 M $17,367.81 M $816,998.60 M $5,252.91 M
Weighted Average Market Cap $331,689.90 M
Average Size
Mean $133,017.16 M
Median $17,367.81 M
Size Range
Largest $816,998.60 M
Smallest $5,252.91 M

Yields as of Apr 06 2020

Yields as of Apr 06 2020
30 Day SEC Yield

30 Day SEC Yield

(Also known as Standardized Yield) An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the net investment income earned by the fund over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price.

30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)

30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the net investment income earned by the fund over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price that does not account for expense ratio waivers.

Fund Dividend Yield

Fund Dividend Yield

The sum of the most recent 12 dividends within the past 365 days divided by Net Asset Value per share, expressed as a percentage.

Index Dividend Yield

Index Dividend Yield

The weighted average of the underlyings' indicated annual dividend divided by price, expressed as a percentage.

0.98% 0.98% 1.04% 1.17%
30 Day SEC Yield

30 Day SEC Yield

(Also known as Standardized Yield) An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the net investment income earned by the fund over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price.

0.98%
30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)

30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the net investment income earned by the fund over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price that does not account for expense ratio waivers.

0.98%
Fund Dividend Yield

Fund Dividend Yield

The sum of the most recent 12 dividends within the past 365 days divided by Net Asset Value per share, expressed as a percentage.

1.04%
Index Dividend Yield

Index Dividend Yield

The weighted average of the underlyings' indicated annual dividend divided by price, expressed as a percentage.

1.17%

Fund Market Price as of Apr 06 2020

Fund Market Price as of Apr 06 2020
Bid/Ask

Bid/Ask Mid Point

(Also known as Mid Price) The price between the best price of the sellers for a trading unit of a given security and the best price of the buyer of a trading unit of a given a given security.

Closing Price

Closing Price

Market Price of last reported trade on the exchange.

Day High Day Low Exchange Volume (Shares)

Exchange Volume (shares)

Represents the volume of shares traded on the ETF's primary exchange throughout the previous business day.

Premium/Discount

Premium/Discount to NAV

Shows the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds calculated as ((4PM Bid/Ask - Closing NAV) / Closing NAV * 100)

$44.92 $44.93 $45.16 $43.48 705,631 -0.13%
Bid/Ask

Bid/Ask Mid Point

(Also known as Mid Price) The price between the best price of the sellers for a trading unit of a given security and the best price of the buyer of a trading unit of a given a given security.

$44.92
Closing Price

Closing Price

Market Price of last reported trade on the exchange.

$44.93
Day High $45.16
Day Low $43.48
Exchange Volume (Shares)

Exchange Volume (shares)

Represents the volume of shares traded on the ETF's primary exchange throughout the previous business day.

705,631
Premium/Discount

Premium/Discount to NAV

Shows the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds calculated as ((4PM Bid/Ask - Closing NAV) / Closing NAV * 100)

-0.13%

Premium Discount to Nav

Quarter
    x axis: # of days
    y axis: # Premium/Discount percentage
    Fund Data

    The above information is provided to show the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds.

    Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257 download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.


    Fund Net Cash Amount as of Apr 06 2020

    Fund Net Cash Amount as of Apr 06 2020
    Net Cash Amount
    $2,173,856.25
    Net Cash Amount $2,173,856.25

    Fund Net Asset Value as of Apr 06 2020

    Fund Net Asset Value as of Apr 06 2020
    NAV

    NAV

    The market value of a mutual fund's or ETFs total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding.

    Shares Outstanding Assets Under Management
    $44.98 149.70 M $6,733.27 M
    NAV

    NAV

    The market value of a mutual fund's or ETFs total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding.

    $44.98
    Shares Outstanding 149.70 M
    Assets Under Management $6,733.27 M
    Most Recent NAV / NAV History

    Fund Performance
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    Fund Performance

    • Fund Inception Date: Jun 18 2018
    As Of 1 Month QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
    Jun 18 2018
    Fund Before Tax
    NAV Feb 29 2020 -5.81% -5.34% -5.34% 11.67% - - - 1.82%
    Market Value Feb 29 2020 -5.71% -5.21% -5.21% 11.75% - - - 1.88%
    Communication Services Select Sector Index Feb 29 2020 -5.81% -5.33% -5.33% 11.78% - - - 1.93%
    Fund After Tax
    Return after Taxes on Distributions Feb 29 2020 -5.81% -5.34% -5.34% 11.44% - - - 1.63%
    Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares Feb 29 2020 -3.44% -3.16% -3.16% 7.07% - - - 1.37%
    Communication Services Select Sector Index Feb 29 2020 -5.81% -5.33% -5.33% 11.78% - - - 1.93%
    As Of 1 Month QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
    Jun 18 2018
    Fund Before Tax
    NAV Dec 31 2019 2.41% 8.67% 31.23% 31.23% - - - 5.72%
    Market Value Dec 31 2019 2.32% 8.63% 31.09% 31.09% - - - 5.68%
    Communication Services Select Sector Index Dec 31 2019 2.42% 8.71% 31.39% 31.39% - - - 5.85%
    Fund After Tax
    Return after Taxes on Distributions Dec 31 2019 2.35% 8.61% 30.96% 30.96% - - - 5.50%
    Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares Dec 31 2019 1.46% 5.17% 18.66% 18.66% - - - 4.34%
    Communication Services Select Sector Index Dec 31 2019 2.42% 8.71% 31.39% 31.39% - - - 5.85%

    as of Feb 29 2020

    as of Dec 31 2019

    Performance quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted. Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment.  It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

    The market price used to calculate the Market Value return is the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the exchange on which the shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated. If you trade your shares at another time, your return may differ.

    Gross Expense Ratio: 0.13%

    Net Expense Ratio: -


    Top Holdings

    Subject to change.

    Top Holdings

    Subject to change.

    Fund Top Holdingsas of Apr 06 2020
    Index Top Holdingsas of Apr 06 2020

    Fund Top Holdings as of Apr 06 2020

    Name Shares Held Weight
    Facebook Inc. Class A 7,471,764 18.41%
    Alphabet Inc. Class C 654,436 11.56%
    Alphabet Inc. Class A 655,979 11.55%
    T-Mobile US Inc. 4,239,547 5.43%
    Electronic Arts Inc. 2,985,424 4.73%
    Activision Blizzard Inc. 4,998,644 4.58%
    Verizon Communications Inc. 5,395,519 4.55%
    Netflix Inc. 797,306 4.51%
    Comcast Corporation Class A 8,236,058 4.44%
    Charter Communications Inc. Class A 647,482 4.43%
    Download All Holdings: Daily

    Index Top Holdings as of Apr 06 2020

    Name Weight
    Facebook Inc. Class A 18.41%
    Alphabet Inc. Class C 11.56%
    Alphabet Inc. Class A 11.55%
    T-Mobile US Inc. 5.43%
    Electronic Arts Inc. 4.73%
    Activision Blizzard Inc. 4.58%
    Verizon Communications Inc. 4.55%
    Netflix Inc. 4.51%
    Comcast Corporation Class A 4.44%
    Charter Communications Inc. Class A 4.43%

    Sector Allocation

    Sector Allocation
    Fund Sector Breakdownas of Apr 06 2020
    Index Sector Breakdownas of Apr 06 2020

    Fund Sector Breakdown as of Apr 06 2020

    Sector Weight
    Interactive Media & Services 44.72%
    Entertainment 21.28%
    Media 18.31%
    Diversified Telecommunication Services 10.26%
    Wireless Telecommunication Services 5.43%

    Index Sector Breakdown as of Apr 06 2020

    Sector Weight
    Interactive Media & Services 44.72%
    Entertainment 21.28%
    Media 18.31%
    Diversified Telecommunication Services 10.26%
    Wireless Telecommunication Services 5.43%

    Purchase Information

    Purchase Information

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    Fund Footnotes

    In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

    After-tax returns are calculated based on NAV using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

    Unless otherwise noted all information contained herein is that of The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund.

    Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

    Holdings and sectors shown are as of the date indicated and are subject to change. This information should not be considered a recommendation to invest in a particular sector or to buy or sell any security shown. It is not known whether the sectors or securities shown will be profitable in the future.

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