Williams Jones & Associates LLC decreased its position in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking (NYSE:KRE) by 2.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,673 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 200 shares during the period. Williams Jones & Associates LLC’s holdings in SPDR KBW Regional Banking were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in KRE. Welch Group LLC bought a new position in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking during the second quarter valued at about $100,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its stake in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 83.1% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,203 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp grew its stake in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 187.5% during the second quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 2,608 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 1,701 shares during the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 11.5% during the second quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 3,025 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 311 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Peak Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking during the second quarter valued at about $200,000.

SPDR KBW Regional Banking (NYSE:KRE) opened at 57.31 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $53.23 and its 200-day moving average price is $53.84. SPDR KBW Regional Banking has a 52 week low of $41.36 and a 52 week high of $59.68.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th were given a dividend of $0.2062 per share. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.45%. This is a boost from SPDR KBW Regional Banking’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 15th.

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SPDR KBW Regional Banking Company Profile

SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF, formerly SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index. Its approach is designed to provide portfolios with low portfolio turnover, tracking, and lower costs. As of October 27, 2011, the Company’s holding included Privatebancorp Inc, Webster Finl Corp Conn, Umpqua Hldgs Corp, Firstmerit Corp, East West Bancorp Inc, Fifth Third Bancorp, Fnb Corp Pa, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc and Keycorp New and First Rep Bk San Fran Cali.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for SPDR KBW Regional Banking (NYSE:KRE)

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