SPDR S&P Retail (NYSE:XRT) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 17,660 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 141% compared to the average volume of 7,325 put options.

SPDR S&P Retail (NYSE XRT) opened at 41.77 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $39.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $40.98. SPDR S&P Retail has a 12-month low of $37.72 and a 12-month high of $48.26.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 18th were paid a dividend of $0.1822 per share. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 15th.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its position in SPDR S&P Retail by 7,285.7% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 3,102 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 3,060 shares during the period. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. acquired a new stake in SPDR S&P Retail in the 1st quarter worth about $164,000. ING Groep NV purchased a new stake in SPDR S&P Retail in the 2nd quarter valued at about $204,000. Cowen Group Inc. purchased a new stake in SPDR S&P Retail in the 1st quarter valued at about $211,000. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. purchased a new stake in SPDR S&P Retail in the 2nd quarter valued at about $281,000.

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SPDR S&P Retail Company Profile

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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