SPDR KBW Regional Banking (NYSE:KRE) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors acquired 36,390 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 967% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,410 call options.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Allegis Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 0.6% in the second quarter. Allegis Investment Advisors LLC now owns 4,272 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $235,000 after buying an additional 26 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 0.4% in the second quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC now owns 12,020 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $660,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. National Planning Corp increased its position in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 0.8% in the second quarter. National Planning Corp now owns 9,160 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $514,000 after buying an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 1.8% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,591 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $307,000 after buying an additional 98 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Associated Banc Corp increased its position in shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 1.6% in the second quarter. Associated Banc Corp now owns 14,424 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $793,000 after buying an additional 225 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking (KRE) opened at 52.70 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $54.04 and a 200-day moving average price of $54.58. SPDR KBW Regional Banking has a one year low of $40.97 and a one year high of $59.68.

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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.

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