Bridgewater Associates LP trimmed its stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) by 2.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,596,593 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 275,836 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust comprises 21.3% of Bridgewater Associates LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest position. Bridgewater Associates LP’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $2,320,456,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC lifted its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 223.2% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 3,614,380 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $757,122,000 after purchasing an additional 2,496,043 shares during the last quarter. Private Vista LLC boosted its position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 24,630.0% during the 2nd quarter. Private Vista LLC now owns 2,005,105 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $399,000 after purchasing an additional 1,996,997 shares during the period. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 24,242.9% during the 2nd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,625,863 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $6,724,000 after purchasing an additional 1,619,184 shares during the period. White Mountains Advisors LLC boosted its position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 97.7% during the 2nd quarter. White Mountains Advisors LLC now owns 2,318,285 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $560,561,000 after purchasing an additional 1,145,906 shares during the period. Finally, ING Groep NV boosted its position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 52.2% during the 2nd quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 1,422,875 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $344,051,000 after purchasing an additional 487,784 shares during the period.

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Separately, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upped their price objective on SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust from $123.00 to $129.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.

Shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) opened at 252.86 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $247.71 and a 200-day moving average price of $242.63. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust has a 1-year low of $208.38 and a 1-year high of $252.89.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be issued a $1.2346 dividend. This is a positive change from SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.18. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. This represents a $4.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.95%.

About SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (the Trust) is a unit investment trust. The Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Trust seeks to achieve this investment objective by holding a portfolio of the common stocks that are included in the Index (the Portfolio), with the weight of each stock in the Portfolio substantially corresponding to the weight of such stock in the Index.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY)

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