Rafferty Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P Retail (NYSE:XRT) by 10.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 143,743 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,038 shares during the period. Rafferty Asset Management LLC’s holdings in SPDR S&P Retail were worth $5,853,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in XRT. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P Retail by 19.5% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,758,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $112,306,000 after purchasing an additional 450,000 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in SPDR S&P Retail by 311.9% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 534,986 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $21,784,000 after acquiring an additional 405,095 shares during the last quarter. Weiss Multi Strategy Advisers LLC bought a new position in SPDR S&P Retail in the first quarter valued at about $12,269,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its holdings in SPDR S&P Retail by 106.6% in the first quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 15,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $634,000 after acquiring an additional 243,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its holdings in SPDR S&P Retail by 37.0% in the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 701,151 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $28,551,000 after acquiring an additional 189,400 shares during the last quarter.

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SPDR S&P Retail (XRT) traded down 0.792% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $40.715. The company had a trading volume of 740,433 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $39.89 and its 200 day moving average price is $40.99. SPDR S&P Retail has a 12-month low of $37.72 and a 12-month high of $48.26.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Monday, September 18th will be given a dividend of $0.1822 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.78%.

SPDR S&P Retail 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for SPDR S&P Retail (NYSE:XRT)

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