Risk Paradigm Group LLC lessened its position in shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLE) by 44.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,052 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 3,241 shares during the quarter. Risk Paradigm Group LLC’s holdings in Energy Select Sector SPDR were worth $263,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC lifted its stake in shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR by 0.3% during the second quarter. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC now owns 4,360 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $283,000 after acquiring an additional 11 shares during the period. MCF Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR by 0.6% during the second quarter. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 5,075 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $329,000 after acquiring an additional 29 shares during the period. Financial Advisory Service Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR by 0.6% during the second quarter. Financial Advisory Service Inc. now owns 6,582 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $427,000 after acquiring an additional 38 shares during the period. Country Trust Bank lifted its stake in shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR by 1.7% during the second quarter. Country Trust Bank now owns 2,826 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $183,000 after acquiring an additional 48 shares during the period. Finally, Telos Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR by 1.0% during the second quarter. Telos Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,991 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $389,000 after acquiring an additional 62 shares during the period.

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Shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSE XLE) traded up 0.12% during trading on Thursday, hitting $68.51. The stock had a trading volume of 4,050,947 shares. Energy Select Sector SPDR has a one year low of $61.80 and a one year high of $78.45. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $64.27 and a 200-day moving average price of $66.57. Energy Select Sector SPDR also saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 46,329 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 143% compared to the typical daily volume of 19,060 call options.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Monday, September 18th were issued a dividend of $0.8654 per share. This is an increase from Energy Select Sector SPDR’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 15th. This represents a $3.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.08%.

Energy Select Sector SPDR Profile

Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Energy Select Sector Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from the following industries oil, gas and consumable fuels, and energy equipment and services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLE)

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