VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NASDAQ:GDXJ) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 11,944 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 154% compared to the average daily volume of 4,704 call options.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Scotia Capital Inc. raised its stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF by 25.3% during the second quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 31,945 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,066,000 after purchasing an additional 6,456 shares during the period. Glovista Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF by 44.6% during the second quarter. Glovista Investments LLC now owns 175,024 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,850,000 after purchasing an additional 54,011 shares during the period. Balyasny Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF during the second quarter valued at approximately $513,000. Stifel Financial Corp raised its stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF by 5.5% during the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 27,331 shares of the company’s stock valued at $907,000 after purchasing an additional 1,418 shares during the period. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC raised its stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF by 1,279.9% during the second quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC now owns 266,787 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,905,000 after purchasing an additional 247,453 shares during the period.

VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NASDAQ GDXJ) opened at 36.96 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $33.99 and its 200 day moving average is $34.04. VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF has a 12-month low of $27.37 and a 12-month high of $48.97.

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VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF Company Profile

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (the Fund) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index (the Index). The Index provides exposure to a global universe of publicly traded small- and medium-capitalization companies that generate at least 50% of their revenues from gold and/or silver mining, hold real property that has the potential to produce at least 50% of the Company’s revenue from gold or silver mining when developed, or primarily invest in gold or silver.

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