SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $46.18, but opened at $44.31. SPDR S&P Retail ETF shares last traded at $43.60, with a volume of 17426146 shares trading hands.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 27th. Investors of record on Monday, December 24th were issued a $0.1675 dividend. This represents a $0.67 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.53%. This is a positive change from SPDR S&P Retail ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 21st.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of XRT. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of SPDR S&P Retail ETF by 71.7% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 64,220 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,119,000 after purchasing an additional 26,820 shares during the period. Natixis increased its holdings in SPDR S&P Retail ETF by 926.9% in the 2nd quarter. Natixis now owns 63,259 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,072,000 after acquiring an additional 57,099 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE increased its holdings in SPDR S&P Retail ETF by 1,768.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,762,299 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $85,578,000 after acquiring an additional 1,667,980 shares in the last quarter. High Falls Advisors Inc purchased a new stake in SPDR S&P Retail ETF in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $680,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia increased its holdings in SPDR S&P Retail ETF by 33.3% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 1,800,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $87,408,000 after acquiring an additional 450,000 shares in the last quarter.

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SPDR S&P Retail ETF Company Profile (NYSEARCA:XRT)

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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