SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (NYSE:XOP) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 22,469 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 295% compared to the average daily volume of 5,682 put options.

Shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (NYSE XOP) opened at $35.35 on Friday.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Connable Office Inc. boosted its position in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 5.7% in the third quarter. Connable Office Inc. now owns 477,115 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $16,265,000 after acquiring an additional 25,736 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its position in SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 209,530.5% during the third quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,232,565 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $76,108,000 after purchasing an additional 2,231,500 shares during the period. WP Advisors LLC lifted its position in SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 5.9% during the third quarter. WP Advisors LLC now owns 36,960 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,260,000 after purchasing an additional 2,071 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. bought a new stake in SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. during the third quarter worth about $7,329,000. Finally, Legacy Advisors LLC bought a new stake in SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. during the third quarter worth about $231,000.

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SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. Company Profile

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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