Cetera Investment Advisers boosted its stake in Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSE:XLY) by 7.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,944 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 260 shares during the period. Cetera Investment Advisers’ holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR were worth $354,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of XLY. Puplava Financial Services Inc. raised its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 5.8% in the second quarter. Puplava Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,454 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $220,000 after acquiring an additional 135 shares in the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. raised its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 61.0% in the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 1,702 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $152,000 after acquiring an additional 645 shares in the last quarter. Smith Salley & Associates raised its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 0.9% in the second quarter. Smith Salley & Associates now owns 14,835 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,330,000 after acquiring an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. Montecito Bank & Trust raised its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 64.0% in the second quarter. Montecito Bank & Trust now owns 15,552 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,394,000 after acquiring an additional 6,069 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Heartland Consultants Inc. raised its holdings in Consumer Discretionary SPDR by 2.4% in the second quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc. now owns 19,622 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,759,000 after acquiring an additional 451 shares in the last quarter.

Separately, Morgan Stanley cut shares of Consumer Discretionary SPDR to an “underweight” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th.

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Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSE:XLY) traded up 0.45% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $91.55. 237,416 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $90.30 and a 200-day moving average price of $89.90. Consumer Discretionary SPDR has a 52-week low of $76.61 and a 52-week high of $92.55.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th were given a $0.318 dividend. This represents a $1.27 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.40%. This is a boost from Consumer Discretionary SPDR’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 15th.

Consumer Discretionary SPDR Company Profile

Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from the following industries, media; retail (specialty, multiline, Internet and catalog); hotels, restaurants and leisure; textiles, apparel and luxury goods; household durables; automobiles; auto components; distributors; leisure equipment and products; and diversified consumer services.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSE:XLY)

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