Short Interest in SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) Declines By 56.0%

SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SDY) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 231,285 shares, a drop of 56.0% from the November 30th total of 525,226 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 426,930 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.5 days.

SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA SDY) opened at $94.60 on Thursday. SPDR S&P Dividend ETF has a twelve month low of $85.14 and a twelve month high of $97.39. The company has a market capitalization of $16,200.00 and a P/E ratio of 29.66.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th were issued a dividend of $1.5601 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This represents a yield of 2.67%. SPDR S&P Dividend ETF’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 65.83%.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in SPDR S&P Dividend ETF stock. Atlantic Trust Group LLC raised its stake in shares of SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SDY) by 88.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,950 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,835 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in SPDR S&P Dividend ETF were worth $4,835,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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