BB&T Securities LLC boosted its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLY) by 40.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 249,938 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 71,362 shares during the quarter. BB&T Securities LLC owned about 0.20% of Consumer Discretionary SPDR worth $22,514,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in XLY. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. boosted its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 20.4% in the second quarter. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,863 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $257,000 after purchasing an additional 486 shares in the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 41.8% in the second quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 5,071 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $455,000 after purchasing an additional 1,494 shares in the last quarter. Telos Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 4.5% in the second quarter. Telos Capital Management Inc. now owns 13,602 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,219,000 after purchasing an additional 581 shares in the last quarter. Ingalls & Snyder LLC boosted its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 50.6% in the second quarter. Ingalls & Snyder LLC now owns 9,877 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $885,000 after purchasing an additional 3,318 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Texas Permanent School Fund purchased a new stake in Consumer Discretionary SPDR in the second quarter valued at approximately $2,555,000.

Shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLY) traded up $0.41 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $96.16. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,346,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,176,869. Consumer Discretionary SPDR has a one year low of $81.15 and a one year high of $96.42.

Separately, Morgan Stanley cut Consumer Discretionary SPDR to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th.

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About Consumer Discretionary SPDR

Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from the following industries, media; retail (specialty, multiline, Internet and catalog); hotels, restaurants and leisure; textiles, apparel and luxury goods; household durables; automobiles; auto components; distributors; leisure equipment and products; and diversified consumer services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLY)

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