Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF
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  • Fri, Jan. 29, 4:54 PM
    | Fri, Jan. 29, 4:54 PM | 3 Comments
  • Dec. 18, 2015, 5:27 PM
    • Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLV) announces quarterly distribution of $0.3028.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.42% (as of 12/17/2015).
    • Payable Dec. 29; for shareholders of record Dec. 22; ex-div Dec. 18.
    | Dec. 18, 2015, 5:27 PM
  • Nov. 2, 2015, 11:30 AM
    • U.S. equity ETFs took in more cash in October ($10B) than the rest of the year combined (Jan-Sept $6B), according to Bloomberg. The averages in October also happened to have their best month in four years. Coincidence?
    • Corporate bond ETFs (LQD) brought in $8.3B - the most money ever in one month. Most of that was in the particularly beaten-up high-yield sector (HYG, JNK), which brought in $5.6B - also a record. Up until last month, junk ETFs had seen net outflows year-to-date.
    • Emerging markets ETFs broke a 12-month string of outflows, bringing in $1.6B. Noteworthy are $900M of inflows for popular buy-and-hold ETFs like IEMG, along with $700M of inflows for a hot-money favorite like EEM.
    • Previously a golden boy sector for inflows this year, health care (NYSEARCA:XLV) saw $1.2B of cash exit in October, sparked by the Hillary Clinton-related biotech selloff.
    • After taking in $4.9B YTD through September, German ETFs EWG and HEWG saw $600M in outflows in October despite the market's rally. Both funds have about 15% exposure to auto manufacturers (like Volkswagen).
    | Nov. 2, 2015, 11:30 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 30, 2015, 4:24 PM
    | Oct. 30, 2015, 4:24 PM | 13 Comments
  • Oct. 26, 2015, 11:39 AM
    • It's been a "remarkable turn" in relative performance, says Deutsche Bank's David Bianco, noting health care was about 1K basis points ahead of the S&P 500 as recently as mid-August, but both are now about flat and neck-and-neck year-to-date.
      "We find this reversal unwarranted and think health care could surge into year-end," says Bianco, and if the move doesn't come in 2015, it'll surely happen next year. As for valuation, health care is selling for 14.7x 2016E EPS vs. the S&P 500 at 16x - this even as health care's expected 6% sales growth should easily trump that of nominal GDP and the S&P 500. Biano sees 6-9% EPS growth, also better than the S&P.
    • Focus on the big picture, says Bianco: "We believe growth in health care products will stay strong owing to an aging population and increasing efforts to treat conditions with drugs and maximize the productivity of scarce healthcare labor with as many tools and conveniences as conceivable." He likes S&P 500 biotech, pharma, devices, equipment, supplies, tech, and tools, but is cautious on managed care and other healthcare services and facilities.
    • ETFs: IBB, IYH, XLV, XBI, VHT, PJP, BBH, FBT, HQH, CURE, XPH, HQL, PBE, FXH, RXL, IHE, FHLC, SBIO, IHF, PPH, IHI, XHS, RYH, BBC, THQ, PSCH, BBP, XHE, RXD, CNCR, LABD, LABU, UBIO, ZBIO
    | Oct. 26, 2015, 11:39 AM | 15 Comments
  • Oct. 16, 2015, 4:14 PM
    | Oct. 16, 2015, 4:14 PM
  • Oct. 13, 2015, 3:49 PM
    • Getting out in front of what should be more bashing of their business models at the Democratic debate tonight, the healthcare names (XLV -1.3%) have about doubled the decline in the S&P 500. Within healthcare, it's the biotechs (IBB -3.1%) and pharmaceuticals (XPH -3.2%) leading the way south.
    • Celgene (CELG -3.3%), Biogen (BIIB -3.6%), Amgen (AMGN -3.5%), Allergan (AGN -4.1%), Mylan (MYL -3.6%)
    • The biotech heavy Russell 2000 (IWM -1.4%) is feeling the pain as well.
    • ETFs: IBB, IYH, XLV, XBI, VHT, PJP, BBH, FBT, HQH, CURE, XPH, HQL, PBE, FXH, RXL, IHE, FHLC, SBIO, PPH, RYH, BBC, THQ, BBP, RXD, LABU, LABD, UBIO, ZBIO
    | Oct. 13, 2015, 3:49 PM | 27 Comments
  • Oct. 8, 2015, 12:43 PM
    • Ahead of revisions to the Global Industry Classification Standard structure set to take effect next August in which real estate-related stocks will be broken out of the financial sector, State Street's (NYSE:STT) Real Estate Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLRE) opens for trade alongside the FInancial Services Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLFS). The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLF) remains the same for those looking for exposure to the whole sector in just one ETF.
    • Concurrent with the launches, SSgA cuts the expense ratio for the entire Select Sector SPDR ETF suite to 0.14% from 0.15%.
    • Other Sector SPDRs: XLY, XLP, XLE, XLV, XLI, XLB, XLK, XLU
    | Oct. 8, 2015, 12:43 PM | 6 Comments
  • Sep. 28, 2015, 12:50 PM
    | Sep. 28, 2015, 12:50 PM | 24 Comments
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 3:07 PM
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 3:07 PM | 134 Comments
  • Sep. 18, 2015, 1:40 PM
    • Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLV) announces quarterly distribution of $0.2607.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.38% (as of 9/16/2015).
    • Payable Sept. 28; for shareholders of record Sept. 22; ex-div Sept. 18.
    | Sep. 18, 2015, 1:40 PM
  • Jul. 24, 2015, 3:01 PM
    • Just a 1% decline in the major averages (which are being helped by some high-profile earnings moves) is masking far greater carnage in a number of other sectors, notably healthcare (XLV -2.5%) and energy (XLE -2%).
    • Business development companies and mortgage REITs are being socked again as well, suggesting the worry may go beyond interest rates and to credit in general, especially as commodity prices continue to tumble - to pick one, crude oil at $48.06 per barrel is at its lowest price in about four months.
    • Among BDCs: Hercules Technology Growth (HTGC -4.2%), Triangle Capital (TCAP -3.3%), PennantPark Investment (PNNT -5.4%), Prospect Capital (PSEC -1.4%), Main Street Capital (MAIN -2.8%), TICC Capital (TICC -2.4%), KCAP Financial (KCAP -2.6%), THL Credit (TCRD -2.7%), FS Investment (FSIC -1.8%).
    • Among mREITs: Armour Residential (ARR -3.1%), Two Harbors (TWO -0.9%), CYS Investments (CYS -2%), Invesco Mortgage (IVR -1.5%), Capstead Mortgage (CMO -1.2%), Apollo Residential (AMTG -2.6%), Arlington Asset (AI -3.7%), American Capital Mortgage (MTGE -0.9%), Orchid Island (ORC -5.8%).
    • MReit ETFs: MORL, REM, MORT, LMBS
    • BDC ETFs: BDCL, BDCS, BIZD, FGB
    | Jul. 24, 2015, 3:01 PM | 82 Comments
  • Jul. 8, 2015, 3:46 PM
    • Notable about today's market selloff - the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 are lower in the area of 1.5%. - is its spread to the usual ports in a storm. The utilities (XLU -0.6%) and REITs (IYR -0.6%) are outperforming, but still lower even as interest rates slide lower.
    • Any green at all is very difficult to find in a check of the heat map for the S&P 500.
    • Defensive sectors like consumer staples (XLP -1%) and health care (XLV -1.5%) aren't being spared either.
    | Jul. 8, 2015, 3:46 PM
  • Jun. 25, 2015, 10:26 AM
    • Medical services-related stocks jump after the Supreme Court rules 6-3 to affirm the ruling in King v. Burwell.
    • Related tickers: (HUM +2.6%)(CNC +3.2%)(MOH +2.3%)(ANTM +0.1%)(CI +0.2%)(UNH +1.8%)(AET +0.8%)(MGLN +1.1%)(HNT +0.7%)(WCG +2.9%)(CYH +8.8%)(XLV +0.9%)
    | Jun. 25, 2015, 10:26 AM | 87 Comments
  • Jun. 19, 2015, 2:11 PM
    • Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLV) announces quarterly distribution of $0.261.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.24% (as of 06/17/2015).
    • Payable June 29; for shareholders of record June 23; ex-Div. June 19.
    | Jun. 19, 2015, 2:11 PM
  • Apr. 22, 2015, 1:20 PM
    • "We have consumer staples (NYSEARCA:XLP) and healthcare stocks (NYSEARCA:XLV) trading on average at 20 times earnings and five times book value - while these stocks aren’t often thought of as value, they actually comprise 20% of the Russell 1000 Value (NYSEARCA:IWB) index," says Richard Pzena on the company (NYSE:PZN) earnings call (transcript).
    • Add REITs and utilities to the mix, he continues, and it's pretty hard to call that value index "value" anymore.
    • "The natural question: Is it different this time? Does this era of low interest rates presage something permanently different ... We believe that the odds of such an outcome are low."
    • Though, not getting into in the subject during the earnings call, Pzena presumably remains bullish on the large-cap financial sector names (NYSEARCA:XLF) which continue to be weighed down on by ZIRP.
    • Previously: Low-rate "torture" for the regional lenders (April 21)
    | Apr. 22, 2015, 1:20 PM
XLV Description
The Health Care Select Sector SPDR® Fund, before expenses, seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the Health Care Select Sector Index. Our approach is designed to provide portfolios with low portfolio turnover, accurate tracking, and lower costs.
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Sector: Healthcare
Country: United States
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