Investors bought shares of Health Care SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLV) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $117.33 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $42.21 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $75.12 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Health Care SPDR had the 4th highest net in-flow for the day. Health Care SPDR traded down ($0.27) for the day and closed at $82.91

The firm has a market cap of $17,070.00 and a PE ratio of 6.42.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be given a dividend of $0.3306 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.59%. This is a boost from Health Care SPDR’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Health Care SPDR’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 9.44%.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of XLV. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Health Care SPDR by 33.6% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,104,872 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $577,269,000 after acquiring an additional 1,786,387 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Health Care SPDR by 937.9% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,785,625 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $141,492,000 after acquiring an additional 1,613,582 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group purchased a new position in shares of Health Care SPDR in the second quarter valued at about $84,476,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Health Care SPDR by 60.5% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,400,209 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $190,410,000 after acquiring an additional 904,476 shares during the period. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. increased its position in shares of Health Care SPDR by 468.8% in the second quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 910,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $72,108,000 after acquiring an additional 750,000 shares during the period.

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About Health Care SPDR

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Health Care Select Sector Index (the Index). The companies included in the Index are selected on the basis of general industry classification from a universe of companies defined by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Index (S&P 500).

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