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Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI)

  • Fri, Jun. 19, 2:08 PM
    • Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLI) announces quarterly distribution of $0.278.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.92% (as of 06/17/2015).
    • Payable June 29; for shareholders of record June 23; ex-Div. June 19.
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  • Fri, Apr. 17, 4:18 PM
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  • Thu, Apr. 2, 7:35 AM
    • Expecting the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) to gain only another 2% by year-end, and noting the index's pricey relative valuation, Goldman's David Kostin recommends investors instead by the Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQ) - its expected earnings growth of 14% tops the S&P's 5%, but both indexes trade at similar P/Es.
    • Breaking it down into sectors, Kostin recommends being Overweight information technology, energy (NYSEARCA:XLE), and telecom services (XTL, IYZ).
    • Neutral: Health care (NYSEARCA:XLV), consumer discretionary (NYSEARCA:XLY), materials (NYSEARCA:XLB), and utilities (NYSEARCA:XLU).
    • Underweight: Financials (NYSEARCA:XLF), consumer staples (NYSEARCA:XLP), and industrials (NYSEARCA:XLI).
  • Fri, Mar. 20, 2:20 PM
    • Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLI) announces quarterly distribution of $0.261.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.84% (as of 03/18/2015).
    • Payable Mar 30; for shareholders of record Mar 24; ex-div Mar 20.
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  • Thu, Mar. 5, 2:08 PM
  • Dec. 19, 2014, 2:17 PM
    • Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLI) announces quarterly distribution of $0.316.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.83% (as of 12/17/2014).
    • Payable Dec 30; for shareholders of record Dec 23; ex-div Dec 19.
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  • Nov. 25, 2014, 2:46 PM
    • "Not surprisingly, billionaires reduced their energy allocations (NYSEARCA:XLE) during Q3," says Direxion, unveiling the quarterly rebalance for the iBillionaire Index (which serves as the benchmark for the IBLN ETF). Attention was instead shifted to healthcare (NYSEARCA:XLV) and materials (NYSEARCA:XLB), with companies like Humana (NYSE:HUM) and Monsanto (NYSE:MON).
    • Also added to the index: TMO, GM, FB, CBS, GOOG, MAS, APD, DAL, NOV, WHR, THC, ABBV.
    • Dropped from the index: AIG, MCK, CTSH, MSI, RIG, CI, APC, GPS, MSFT, CMCSA, NFLX, MHFI, WMB, ICE.
    • Outlying sectors: Consumer Discretionary (NYSEARCA:XLY) makes up 23.33% of the iBillionaire Index vs. 11.68% for the S&P 500, and Industrials (NYSEARCA:XLI) and financials (NYSEARCA:XLF) make up just 6.67% each of the index vs. 10.44 and 16.30 of the S&P 500, respectively. Consumer Staples (NYSEARCA:XLP) have zero representation in the index vs. 9.7% in the S&P 500.
    • Previously: Direxion launched an ETF with iBillionaire today
  • Sep. 30, 2014, 1:35 PM
    • The ARK Industrial Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA:ARKQ) and the ARK Web x.0 ETF (NYSEARCA:ARKW) are the first launches in line of actively managed thematic ETFs filed with the SEC by ARK.
    • ARKQ seeks to invest in companies that are revolutionizing the industrial world and how people travel, while ARKW seeks to invest in companies that are transforming every sector of the economy thanks to Internet-enabled innovation.
    • "An acceleration in the pace of innovation makes it more challenging for analysts to analyze industries and companies, and for benchmarks to adjust. Our strategy is to find and invest in the companies that are poised to transform economic sectors and the global economy," said Cathie Wood, founder of ARK, in a press release.
    • Other Internet ETFs: FDN, PNQI
    • Other broad industrial ETFs: XLI, VIS, IYJ, FIDU, FXR, UXI, SIJ, RGI, AIRR, IPN, EXI
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  • Apr. 17, 2014, 5:44 PM
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  • Apr. 7, 2014, 9:10 AM
    • Twitter's down 32% this year, Facebook's off 20% in a month, and biotech nearly that much, but money is returning to the industrial sector. While the Nasdaq 100 posted its worst one-day drop since 2011 on Friday and last week fell for the 3rd week in 4, the Industrial Select SPDR (XLI) gained 1.6%.
    • In the year's first quarter, the XLI had lost 1.4%, putting it in 9th place among 10 S&P 500 groups.
    • "You’re seeing the beginning of investors shifting money ahead of a wave of spending,” says Drew Nordlicht of HighTower Advisors. “The expectation is, as the economy begins to kick into a higher gear, corporate America will utilize the amount of cash to spend on capital expenditures."
    • GE comprises more than 10% of the XLI, and UTX, Union Pacific, Boeing, and 3M round out the top 5, each with holdings in the 5% range.
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  • Feb. 3, 2014, 7:15 PM
    • State Streets Global Advisors announced a fee cut on 9 ETFs; taking expenses down from 0.18% to 0.16% on the effected funds.
    • Assets under management for these 9 funds nearly tripled in 2013, driving SSgA to drop their prices; this could allow them to better compete with other market sector ETFs.
    • The 9 effected ETFs: XLB, XLE, XLF, XLI, XLK, XLP, XLU, XLV, XLY
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  • Dec. 11, 2013, 2:59 PM
    • The two worst-performing sectors on a down day are industrials (XLI -1.4%) and homebuilders (XHB -1.5%), (ITB -1.9%).
    • Industrials are taking a hit after Joy Global (JOY -6.3%) missed earnings estimates and provided disappointing guidance. "With a limited number of projects that can book in time to help 2014, we continue to see both the need and opportunity to lower the cost base in our business," says the company. Caterpillar (CAT -1.2%).
    • Homebuilders continue to digest Toll Brothers' (TOL -1.8%"leveling in demand" comments from yesterday's earnings results - in the 19 weeks since August 1, business has been flat vs. last year, and in the first 5 weeks of FQ1 (beginning Nov. 1) business has also been flat from 2012 (though Hurricane Sandy makes a tricky comparison).
    • CEO Doug Yearley on the earnings call (transcript): "There's just not a lot of action [this time of year]. We still feel like pent-up demand is building, demographics are on our side, affordability is in place, and we are cautiously optimistic about the spring season, which begins the end of January."
    • Lennar (LEN -2.3%), D. R. Horton (DHI -3%), KB Home (KBH -3.1%), Hovnanian (HOV -3.3%)
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  • Dec. 11, 2013, 10:02 AM
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  • Nov. 21, 2013, 8:50 AM
    • Multiple expansion was behind stock gains this year, but next year it'll have to be earnings and money flow rather than further valuation re-rating, says Goldman's David Kostin, reiterating his cautious 1,900 end-of-2014 target for the S&P 500 (SPY).
    • Margins are key, and Goldman's forecast is the "greatest investable gap relative to consensus expectations.” The bank expects 8.9% in 2014 and 9% in 2015 vs. the Street at 9.5% and 10.1%, respectively. Every 50 basis point swing in margins translates into a swing of about $5 per share in EPS.
    • Four recommended strategies: Pick growth (IWF) over value (IWD), firms investing in capex, companies with high buyback yields (seems contradictory with previous), and stocks with high operating leverage.
    • As for sectors, Goldman is favoring IT (VGT), consumer discretionary (XLY), and industrials (XLI) vs. underweighting consumer staples (XLP), utilities (XLU, IDU), and telecom (IST).
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  • Nov. 15, 2013, 8:18 AM
    • Paul Tudor Jones' Tudor Investment in Q3 greatly boosted its holdings in the Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR (XLY), purchasing 3.6M shares to bring the total owned to 4.1M. The firm also opened a 2.8M share holding in the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).
    • No longer a part of the portfolio are the Financial SPDR (XLF), Industrial SPDR (XLI), and the Energy SPDR (XLE).
    • It's probably not too financially healthy to read a ton into these moves, as the ETF holdings could be hedges against other positions as easily as outright bets.
    • Q3 13-F
    • Q2 13-F
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  • Oct. 22, 2013, 1:25 PM
    • The mutual fund giant greatly boosts its ETF presence, rolling out 10 sector ETFs on Thursday, with BlackRock (BLK) - whose iShares has its own suite of sector ETFs - as the funds' sub-advisor. State Street (STT), though, is better-known for its sector offerings. Launching on Thursday - and popular existing State Street SPDR ETFs they'll be competing with:
    • Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF (FSTA) - XLP.
    • Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (FDIS) - XLY.
    • Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF (FENY) - XLE.
    • Fidelity MSCI Financials Index ETF (FNCL) - XLF.
    • Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF (FHLC) - XLV.
    • Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF (FIDU) - XLI.
    • Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF (FTEC) - XLK.
    • Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT) - XLB.
    • Fidelity MSCI Telecommunications Services Index ETF (FCOM) - XTL.
    • Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (FUTY) - XLU.
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