SPDR KBW Regional Banking (NYSE:KRE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 18,137 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 119% compared to the typical daily volume of 8,277 put options.

Shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking (NYSE:KRE) opened at 49.59 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $53.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $54.27. SPDR KBW Regional Banking has a 12-month low of $40.97 and a 12-month high of $59.68.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Cetera Investment Advisers boosted its holdings in SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 9.3% during the second quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 11,260 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $620,000 after buying an additional 962 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its holdings in SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 31.1% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 11,744 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $645,000 after buying an additional 2,784 shares during the last quarter. Millie Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 30.1% during the second quarter. Millie Capital Management LLC now owns 79,830 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,387,000 after buying an additional 18,455 shares during the last quarter. Kingfisher Capital LLC boosted its holdings in SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 1.2% during the second quarter. Kingfisher Capital LLC now owns 96,158 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $5,284,000 after buying an additional 1,183 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Scotia Capital Inc. boosted its holdings in SPDR KBW Regional Banking by 17.4% during the second quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 32,033 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,761,000 after buying an additional 4,737 shares during the last quarter.

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About SPDR KBW Regional Banking

SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF, formerly SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index. Its approach is designed to provide portfolios with low portfolio turnover, tracking, and lower costs. As of October 27, 2011, the Company’s holding included Privatebancorp Inc, Webster Finl Corp Conn, Umpqua Hldgs Corp, Firstmerit Corp, East West Bancorp Inc, Fifth Third Bancorp, Fnb Corp Pa, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc and Keycorp New and First Rep Bk San Fran Cali.

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