Sapphire Star Partners LP cut its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 16.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,800 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,800 shares during the period. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust makes up about 6.4% of Sapphire Star Partners LP’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. Sapphire Star Partners LP’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $4,974,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 6.1% during the second quarter. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC now owns 19,928 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,819,000 after buying an additional 1,146 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 196.7% during the second quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 7,760 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,876,000 after buying an additional 5,145 shares during the period. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp boosted its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 1.3% during the second quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 171,534 shares of the company’s stock worth $41,477,000 after buying an additional 2,269 shares during the period. MEMBERS Trust Co boosted its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 0.9% during the second quarter. MEMBERS Trust Co now owns 831,477 shares of the company’s stock worth $201,051,000 after buying an additional 7,364 shares during the period. Finally, Friedenthal Financial bought a new stake in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust during the third quarter worth approximately $1,273,000.

Shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) traded up $0.60 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $260.36. The company had a trading volume of 6,640,000 shares. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust has a 1 year low of $219.15 and a 1 year high of $260.48.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Investors of record on Monday, September 18th were issued a dividend of $1.2346 per share. This is a boost from SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.18. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 15th. This represents a $4.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.90%. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust’s payout ratio is presently -327.40%.

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About SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (the Trust) is a unit investment trust. The Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Trust seeks to achieve this investment objective by holding a portfolio of the common stocks that are included in the Index (the Portfolio), with the weight of each stock in the Portfolio substantially corresponding to the weight of such stock in the Index.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY)

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