Investors sold shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (NYSE:XLP) on strength during trading on Thursday. $48.79 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $107.09 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $58.30 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR had the 11th highest net out-flow for the day. Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR traded up $0.08 for the day and closed at $55.36

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $55.17 and its 200-day moving average is $55.27. Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 11,178 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 720% compared to the average daily volume of 1,364 put options.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. U S Global Investors Inc. bought a new position in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR in the second quarter valued at $192,000. L & S Advisors Inc bought a new position in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR in the second quarter valued at $205,000. Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management bought a new position in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR in the second quarter valued at $207,000. Lucas Capital Management grew its position in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 2.6% in the second quarter. Lucas Capital Management now owns 3,995 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $219,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. grew its position in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR by 1,374.1% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,039 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $222,000 after purchasing an additional 3,765 shares in the last quarter.

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Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR Company Profile

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities of companies in The Consumer Staples Select Sector Index (the Index).The Fund typically invests in substantially all of the securities represented in the Index in approximately the same proportions as the Index.

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