FTB Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSE:XLY) by 31.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,984 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,919 shares during the quarter. FTB Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR were worth $716,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in XLY. Puplava Financial Services Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 5.8% during the second quarter. Puplava Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,454 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $220,000 after purchasing an additional 135 shares in the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 61.0% during the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 1,702 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $152,000 after purchasing an additional 645 shares in the last quarter. Smith Salley & Associates lifted its holdings in shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 0.9% during the second quarter. Smith Salley & Associates now owns 14,835 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,330,000 after purchasing an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. Montecito Bank & Trust lifted its holdings in shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 64.0% during the second quarter. Montecito Bank & Trust now owns 15,552 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,394,000 after purchasing an additional 6,069 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Heartland Consultants Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 2.4% during the second quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc. now owns 19,622 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,759,000 after purchasing an additional 451 shares in the last quarter.

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

Shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSE:XLY) traded up 0.11% on Friday, hitting $91.71. The stock had a trading volume of 711,304 shares. Consumer Discretionary SPDR has a 12 month low of $76.61 and a 12 month high of $92.55. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $89.55 and its 200-day moving average price is $89.59.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th were given a $0.318 dividend. This is a boost from Consumer Discretionary SPDR’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 15th. This represents a $1.27 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%.

Consumer Discretionary SPDR Profile

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.

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

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