VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NASDAQ:GDXJ) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 11,944 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 154% compared to the average daily volume of 4,704 call options.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. National Planning Corp purchased a new position in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF in the second quarter worth about $200,000. FCG Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF in the second quarter worth about $201,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. purchased a new position in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF in the second quarter worth about $229,000. BB&T Securities LLC increased its holdings in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF by 38.7% in the second quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 7,994 shares of the company’s stock worth $266,000 after buying an additional 2,232 shares during the period. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF by 13.8% in the second quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. now owns 11,837 shares of the company’s stock worth $395,000 after buying an additional 1,438 shares during the period.

Shares of VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) opened at 37.68 on Friday. VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF has a 52 week low of $27.37 and a 52 week high of $48.97. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $33.87 and a 200 day moving average price of $34.02.

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About VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (the Fund) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index (the Index). The Index provides exposure to a global universe of publicly traded small- and medium-capitalization companies that generate at least 50% of their revenues from gold and/or silver mining, hold real property that has the potential to produce at least 50% of the Company’s revenue from gold or silver mining when developed, or primarily invest in gold or silver.

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