Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) by 55.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,108 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 2,169 shares during the period. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $1,477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 2.2% in the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 55,974 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $13,534,000 after buying an additional 1,216 shares in the last quarter. SPC Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 42.3% in the second quarter. SPC Financial Inc. now owns 1,707 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $413,000 after buying an additional 507 shares in the last quarter. American Economic Planning Group Inc. ADV increased its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 8.3% in the second quarter. American Economic Planning Group Inc. ADV now owns 3,853 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $932,000 after buying an additional 296 shares in the last quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC increased its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 0.5% in the second quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 22,987 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $5,558,000 after buying an additional 117 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Midwest Bank Trust Division increased its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 23.8% in the second quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 156,787 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $37,911,000 after buying an additional 30,165 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) traded up 0.15% on Friday, reaching $244.12. 74,869,947 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust has a one year low of $208.38 and a one year high of $248.91. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $244.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $238.95. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust also was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 1,798,225 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 150% compared to the typical daily volume of 718,356 put options.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 20th were paid a $1.1831 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 16th. This is a boost from SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.03. This represents a $4.73 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.94%.

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Separately, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) boosted their price objective on shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust from $123.00 to $129.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Company Profile

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (the Trust) is a unit investment trust. The Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Trust seeks to achieve this investment objective by holding a portfolio of the common stocks that are included in the Index (the Portfolio), with the weight of each stock in the Portfolio substantially corresponding to the weight of such stock in the Index.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY)

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