Hefty Wealth Partners lifted its position in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLP) by 3.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 26,492 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 990 shares during the period. Hefty Wealth Partners’ holdings in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR were worth $1,507,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in XLP. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 146.1% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 8,541,009 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $461,385,000 after purchasing an additional 5,069,957 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 157.1% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,076,127 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $112,097,000 after purchasing an additional 1,268,751 shares during the period. Cowen Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 200.0% in the third quarter. Cowen Inc. now owns 303,800 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $16,399,000 after purchasing an additional 607,600 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its holdings in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 100,434.7% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 552,941 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $30,379,000 after purchasing an additional 552,391 shares during the period. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 201.2% in the third quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 703,972 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $38,000,000 after purchasing an additional 470,287 shares during the period.

Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (XLP) traded down $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $56.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 17,949,897 shares, compared to its average volume of 19,048,297. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,380.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.29. Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR has a one year low of $51.35 and a one year high of $57.36.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th were issued a dividend of $0.4177 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.67 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.96%. This is a positive change from Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.85%.

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Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR Profile

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities of companies in The Consumer Staples Select Sector Index (the Index).The Fund typically invests in substantially all of the securities represented in the Index in approximately the same proportions as the Index.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLP)

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