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.

$80.50

as of Oct 14 2021

Base Currency

USD

Assets Under Management

$14,827.99 M

as of Oct 14 2021

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.

0.12%


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 telecommunication services, media, entertainment and interactive media & services.
  • 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 companies included in each Select Sector Index are selected on the basis of general industry classification from a universe of companies defined by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock® Index (“S&P 500®”). The eleven Select Sector Indexes (each a “Select Sector Index”) upon which the Select Sector SPDR Funds are based together comprise all of the companies in the S&P 500.

The Communication Services Select Sector Index includes companies includes securities of companies from the following industries: diversified telecommunication services; wireless telecommunication services; media; entertainment; and interactive media & services.


Fund Information as of Oct 15 2021

Fund Information as of Oct 15 2021
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 0.12% - 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.

0.12%
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 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 Oct 15 2021

Listing Information as of Oct 15 2021
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 Oct 14 2021

Fund Characteristics as of Oct 14 2021
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
19.36% 27 3.92 21.70 $725,209.00 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.

19.36%
Number of Holdings 27
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.

3.92
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.

21.70
Weighted Average Market Cap $725,209.00 M

Index Characteristics as of Oct 14 2021

Index Characteristics as of Oct 14 2021
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth Number of Holdings Price/Cash Flow Price/Earnings Price/Earnings Ratio FY1
19.36% 27 13.80 25.94 21.70
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth 19.36%
Number of Holdings 27
Price/Cash Flow 13.80
Price/Earnings 25.94
Price/Earnings Ratio FY1 21.70

Index Statistics as of Oct 14 2021

Index Statistics as of Oct 14 2021

Average Size
Size Range
Weighted Average Market Cap Mean Median Largest Smallest
$725,212.10 M $246,289.31 M $38,729.19 M $1,888,237.80 M $12,382.80 M
Weighted Average Market Cap $725,212.10 M
Average Size
Mean $246,289.31 M
Median $38,729.19 M
Size Range
Largest $1,888,237.80 M
Smallest $12,382.80 M

Yields as of Oct 14 2021

Yields as of Oct 14 2021
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 Distribution Yield

Fund Distribution Yield

The sum of the most recent 12 distributions 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.

0.79% 0.79% 0.65% 0.90%
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.

0.79%
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.

0.79%
Fund Distribution Yield

Fund Distribution Yield

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

0.65%
Index Dividend Yield

Index Dividend Yield

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

0.90%

Fund Market Price as of Oct 14 2021

Fund Market Price as of Oct 14 2021
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 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)

30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread

The median bid-ask spread is calculated by identifying national best bid and national best offer ("NBBO") for each Fund as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days and dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the NBBO. The median of those values is identified and posted on each business day.

$80.48 $80.51 $80.64 $79.96 1,172,124 -0.02% 0.01%
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 security.

$80.48
Closing Price

Closing Price

Market Price of last reported trade on the exchange.

$80.51
Day High $80.64
Day Low $79.96
Exchange Volume (Shares)

Exchange Volume (shares)

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

1,172,124
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)

-0.02%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread

The median bid-ask spread is calculated by identifying national best bid and national best offer ("NBBO") for each Fund as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days and dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the NBBO. The median of those values is identified and posted on each business day.

0.01%
Premium Discount to NAV Graph and Summary

The line graph and table below show historical information about the differences between the daily closing price for shares of the fund (as determined by the fund’s listing exchange) and the fund’s net asset value over certain periods. The vertical axis of the line graph shows the premium/discount expressed as a percentage of NAV. The horizontal axis indicates the date at which the premium/discount occurred. The table shows the number of trading days in which the fund traded at a premium or at a discount to NAV.

x axis: Dates
y axis: Premium or Discount (bps)
Number of Days Summary
Calendar Year 2020 First Quarter of 2021 Second Quarter of 2021 Third Quarter of 2021
Days Traded at Premium

Number of days the ETF 4PM Bid/Ask was above the NAV.

132 29 37 36
Days Traded at Discount

Number of days the ETF 4PM Bid/Ask was below the NAV.

121 32 26 28
Days Traded at Premium

Number of days the ETF 4PM Bid/Ask was above the NAV.

Calendar Year 2020 132
First Quarter of 2021 29
Second Quarter of 2021 37
Third Quarter of 2021 36
Days Traded at Discount

Number of days the ETF 4PM Bid/Ask was below the NAV.

Calendar Year 2020 121
First Quarter of 2021 32
Second Quarter of 2021 26
Third Quarter of 2021 28
Fund Data

Because ETFs trade like stocks at current market prices, shareholders may pay more than a fund’s NAV when purchasing fund shares and may receive less than a fund’s NAV when selling fund shares.

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 Oct 14 2021

Fund Net Cash Amount as of Oct 14 2021
Net Cash Amount
$23,202,960.89
Net Cash Amount $23,202,960.89

Fund Net Asset Value as of Oct 14 2021

Fund Net Asset Value as of Oct 14 2021
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
$80.50 184.20 M $14,827.99 M
NAV

NAV

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

$80.50
Shares Outstanding 184.20 M
Assets Under Management $14,827.99 M
Most Recent NAV / NAV History

Fund Performance

Fund Performance

  • Fund Inception Date: Jun 18 2018

as of Sep 30 2021

as of Sep 30 2021

As Of 1 Month QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Jun 18 2018
Fund Before Tax
NAV Sep 30 2021 -6.22% -0.83% 19.35% 35.88% 18.85% - - 16.43%
Market Value Sep 30 2021 -6.24% -0.84% 19.36% 35.92% 18.83% - - 16.42%
Communication Services Select Sector Index Sep 30 2021 -6.22% -0.81% 19.47% 36.08% 18.99% - - 16.58%
Fund After Tax
Return after Taxes on Distributions Sep 30 2021 -6.28% -0.90% 19.09% 35.53% 18.57% - - 16.17%
Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares Sep 30 2021 -3.68% -0.49% 11.45% 21.26% 14.81% - - 12.90%
Communication Services Select Sector Index Sep 30 2021 -6.22% -0.81% 19.47% 36.08% 18.99% - - 16.58%
As Of 1 Month QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Jun 18 2018
Fund Before Tax
NAV Sep 30 2021 -6.22% -0.83% 19.35% 35.88% 18.85% - - 16.43%
Market Value Sep 30 2021 -6.24% -0.84% 19.36% 35.92% 18.83% - - 16.42%
Communication Services Select Sector Index Sep 30 2021 -6.22% -0.81% 19.47% 36.08% 18.99% - - 16.58%
Fund After Tax
Return after Taxes on Distributions Sep 30 2021 -6.28% -0.90% 19.09% 35.53% 18.57% - - 16.17%
Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares Sep 30 2021 -3.68% -0.49% 11.45% 21.26% 14.81% - - 12.90%
Communication Services Select Sector Index Sep 30 2021 -6.22% -0.81% 19.47% 36.08% 18.99% - - 16.58%

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.

Performance returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized.  Performance is shown net of fees.

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: 0.12%

Net Expense Ratio: -


Top Holdings

Subject to change.

Top Holdings

Subject to change.

Fund Top Holdingsas of Oct 14 2021
Index Top Holdingsas of Oct 14 2021

Fund Top Holdings as of Oct 14 2021

Name Shares Held Weight
Facebook Inc. Class A 9,433,957 20.89%
Alphabet Inc. Class A 652,657 12.42%
Alphabet Inc. Class C 610,775 11.65%
Netflix Inc. 1,167,469 4.99%
Verizon Communications Inc. 12,889,042 4.51%
Walt Disney Company 3,796,297 4.46%
AT&T Inc. 25,716,479 4.44%
T-Mobile US Inc. 5,343,403 4.30%
Comcast Corporation Class A 11,787,099 4.29%
Charter Communications Inc. Class A 888,029 4.21%
Download All Holdings: Daily

Index Top Holdings as of Oct 14 2021

Name Weight
Facebook Inc. Class A 20.90%
Alphabet Inc. Class A 12.43%
Alphabet Inc. Class C 11.65%
Netflix Inc. 4.99%
Verizon Communications Inc. 4.51%
Walt Disney Company 4.47%
AT&T Inc. 4.44%
T-Mobile US Inc. 4.30%
Comcast Corporation Class A 4.29%
Charter Communications Inc. Class A 4.21%

Industry Allocation

Industry Allocation
Fund Industry Allocationas of Oct 14 2021
Index Industry Allocationas of Oct 14 2021

Fund Industry Allocation as of Oct 14 2021

Sector Weight
Interactive Media & Services 51.43%
Entertainment 18.44%
Media 16.04%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 9.79%
Wireless Telecommunication Services 4.30%

Index Industry Allocation as of Oct 14 2021

Sector Weight
Interactive Media & Services 51.43%
Entertainment 18.44%
Media 16.04%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 9.79%
Wireless Telecommunication Services 4.30%

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.

As with all stocks, you may be required to deposit more money or securities into your margin account if the equity, including the amount attributable to your ETF shares, declines.