St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC lowered its holdings in shares of Health Care SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLV) by 8.4% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 18,097 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,665 shares during the quarter. Health Care SPDR comprises 1.1% of St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Health Care SPDR were worth $1,496,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of XLV. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in Health Care SPDR by 33.6% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,104,872 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $577,269,000 after acquiring an additional 1,786,387 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in Health Care SPDR by 937.9% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,785,625 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $141,492,000 after acquiring an additional 1,613,582 shares during the period. HealthCor Management L.P. purchased a new position in Health Care SPDR during the 2nd quarter valued at $37,463,000. RiverFront Investment Group LLC purchased a new position in Health Care SPDR during the 3rd quarter valued at $36,053,000. Finally, Swan Global Investments LLC boosted its holdings in Health Care SPDR by 6.0% during the 3rd quarter. Swan Global Investments LLC now owns 4,973,887 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $404,128,000 after acquiring an additional 280,357 shares during the period.

Shares of Health Care SPDR (NYSEARCA XLV) traded up $0.43 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $87.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,690,000 shares. Health Care SPDR has a twelve month low of $68.75 and a twelve month high of $87.94. The stock has a market cap of $17,520.00 and a PE ratio of 6.75.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th were issued a $0.3306 dividend. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.52%. This is a boost from Health Care SPDR’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. Health Care SPDR’s dividend payout ratio is currently 9.44%.

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Health Care SPDR Company Profile

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Health Care Select Sector Index (the Index). The companies included in the Index are selected on the basis of general industry classification from a universe of companies defined by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Index (S&P 500).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Health Care SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLV)

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