SPDR S&P Retail (NYSE:XRT) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 13,865 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 455% compared to the average volume of 2,497 call options.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. bought a new position in SPDR S&P Retail during the first quarter valued at approximately $164,000. Simplex Trading LLC bought a new position in SPDR S&P Retail during the first quarter valued at approximately $167,000. ING Groep NV bought a new position in SPDR S&P Retail during the second quarter valued at approximately $204,000. Cowen Group Inc. bought a new position in SPDR S&P Retail during the first quarter valued at approximately $211,000. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. bought a new position in SPDR S&P Retail during the second quarter valued at approximately $281,000.

SPDR S&P Retail (XRT) opened at 39.65 on Friday. SPDR S&P Retail has a 12 month low of $38.53 and a 12 month high of $48.26. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $40.33 and its 200 day moving average is $41.71.

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About SPDR S&P Retail

SPDR S&P Retail ETF (the Fund) seeks to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the S&P Retail Select Industry Index (the Index). The Index is an equal weighted market cap index. The Index represents the retail sub-industry portion of the S&P Total Market Index. The Fund invests in industries, such as apparel retail, automotive retail, food retail, department stores, Internet retail, general merchandise stores, drug retail, and hypermarkets and super centers.

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