Dallas, Texas 10/23/2013 (Financialstrend) – Sector Spdr Trust Sbi (NYSEARCA:XLI) is an exchange traded fund which has paid out dividend of $0.92 per share over the past 12 months. This translates to a dividend yield of 1.91% over the same period. The fund motto is to bring in results which are in line with the performance of the “Industrial Select Sector of the S&P 500 Index”. The Index list companies which hail from various different industry verticals ranging from aerospace, construction, engineering, heavy machinery and automobile sector. This ETF trading advisor is SSgA Funds Management, Inc.
The industry sector, by all accounts that are coming from trading house analysts is poised for a take off after a subdued operations which can be traced back in some cases way back to the financial meltdown in 2007/08. But over the past 2 to 3 months, the prospects seem to be improving. Automotive stock has seen an appreciable appetite for growth with U.S. based companies like Ford and General Motors calling out improved demand in the months of September. Steel manufacturing has picked up in the same period albeit at lower prices when compared to its hay days in early 2012. Real estate too has picked up in most pockets which can be correlated to the dip in the unemployment rate in U.S over the same period.
Trading houses who were watching the action from the sidelines preciously have decided to introduce their own ETF. These are specific to Industrial Sector and have been introduced in the back drop of improving macro economic conditions. On October 22, XLI found a new competition being introduced with Fidelity introducing 10 sector related ETF of which industrial sector was also one.
At close of business on October 22, the stock was trading at $48.13 per share up 0.67% from its previous day close.