SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (NYSE:XOP) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 3,746 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 127% compared to the average volume of 1,650 call options.

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (NYSE:XOP) opened at 34.07 on Thursday. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. has a 52-week low of $28.96 and a 52-week high of $44.97. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $31.43 and its 200 day moving average price is $33.03.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th were issued a dividend of $0.0712 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 15th.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of XOP. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 1,013.7% during the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 1,100,208 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $35,119,000 after acquiring an additional 1,001,420 shares during the last quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. during the 2nd quarter valued at about $12,162,000. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 88.1% during the 2nd quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 659,378 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $21,047,000 after acquiring an additional 308,920 shares during the last quarter. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd increased its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 577.6% during the 2nd quarter. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd now owns 338,816 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $10,815,000 after acquiring an additional 288,811 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rafferty Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 17.7% during the 2nd quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 1,437,878 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $45,897,000 after acquiring an additional 216,351 shares during the last quarter.

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About SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod.

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (the Fund) seeks to replicate as closely as possible the total return performance of the S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index. The S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index represents the oil and gas exploration and production sub-industry portion of the S&P Total Markets Index.

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