Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (NYSE:XLP) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 11,178 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 720% compared to the typical volume of 1,364 put options.

Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (NYSE XLP) opened at 55.36 on Friday. Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR has a one year low of $49.98 and a one year high of $57.36. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $55.17 and its 200 day moving average is $55.27.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in XLP. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. raised its stake in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 5,318.8% during the second quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 617,146 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $33,905,000 after acquiring an additional 605,757 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 100,434.7% during the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 552,941 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $30,379,000 after acquiring an additional 552,391 shares in the last quarter. Assetmark Inc. raised its stake in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 452.2% during the second quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 305,306 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $16,774,000 after acquiring an additional 250,020 shares in the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC raised its stake in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 983.7% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 241,735 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $13,281,000 after acquiring an additional 219,428 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 1,274.9% during the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 233,685 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $12,839,000 after acquiring an additional 216,689 shares in the last quarter.

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Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR Company 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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