Tufton Capital Management lowered its stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 42.3% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,492 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,759 shares during the quarter. Tufton Capital Management’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $1,631,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC boosted its position in 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 purchasing an additional 1,146 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in 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 purchasing 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% in the second quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 171,534 shares of the company’s stock valued at $41,477,000 after acquiring 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% in the second quarter. MEMBERS Trust Co now owns 831,477 shares of the company’s stock valued at $201,051,000 after acquiring an additional 7,364 shares during the period. Finally, Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 24.2% in the second quarter. Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC now owns 14,409 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,484,000 after acquiring an additional 2,805 shares during the period.

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Shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) opened at $257.86 on Friday. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust has a 12-month low of $217.92 and a 12-month high of $259.35.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th were given a $1.2346 dividend. This represents a $4.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.92%. 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. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently -327.40%.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Profile

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.

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

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