Country Trust Bank lifted its position in Utilities SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLU) by 205.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,514 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,363 shares during the quarter. Country Trust Bank’s holdings in Utilities SPDR were worth $185,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Swan Global Investments LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Utilities SPDR by 6.2% in the 3rd quarter. Swan Global Investments LLC now owns 7,262,061 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $385,543,000 after acquiring an additional 421,127 shares during the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Utilities SPDR by 273.3% in the 3rd quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,400,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $127,320,000 after acquiring an additional 1,757,000 shares during the last quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Utilities SPDR by 346.2% in the 3rd quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. now owns 1,109,723 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $58,871,000 after acquiring an additional 861,017 shares during the last quarter. Dow Chemical Co. DE lifted its holdings in shares of Utilities SPDR by 41.5% in the 3rd quarter. Dow Chemical Co. DE now owns 411,893 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $21,851,000 after acquiring an additional 120,790 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Utilities SPDR by 1,107.6% in the 2nd quarter. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd now owns 337,323 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $17,527,000 after acquiring an additional 309,390 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Utilities SPDR (NYSEARCA XLU) opened at $50.55 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $6,900.00 and a PE ratio of 16.00. Utilities SPDR has a twelve month low of $48.11 and a twelve month high of $57.23.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th were issued a $0.5112 dividend. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This is a positive change from Utilities SPDR’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. Utilities SPDR’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 55.38%.

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Utilities SPDR Company Profile

Select Sector Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund), formerly Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund, seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Utilities Select Sector of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from industries, such as electric utilities, multi-utilities, independent power producers and energy traders, and gas utilities.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Utilities SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLU)

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