Noteworthy ETF Outflows: XLB, DD, DOW, MON

Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund ( XLB) where we have detected an approximate $97.2 million dollar outflow -- that's a 3.5% decrease week over week (from 55,623,725 to 53,673,725). Among the largest underlying components of XLB, in trading today DuPont ( DD) is up about 0.1%, Dow Chemical Co. ( DOW) is up about 0.5%, and Monsanto Co. ( MON) is up by about 0.2%. For a complete list of holdings, visit the XLB Holdings page »

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The chart below shows the one year price performance of XLB, versus its 200 day moving average:

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, XLB's low point in its 52 week range is $44.09 per share, with $52.22 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $49.92. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average ».

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