Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors boosted its stake in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 7.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,909 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 274 shares during the period. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors’ holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $1,136,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. LFA Lugano Financial Advisors SA bought a new position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $12,474,000. TD Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 58.2% during the third quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 11,533,679 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,353,071,000 after acquiring an additional 4,241,118 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 0.3% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 10,797,953 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,929,269,000 after acquiring an additional 31,900 shares during the last quarter. National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives raised its stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 79.9% during the second quarter. National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives now owns 8,425,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,285,543,000 after acquiring an additional 3,742,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 4.1% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,410,740 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,467,826,000 after acquiring an additional 213,339 shares during the last quarter.

SPY stock opened at $265.02 on Thursday. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust has a 52-week low of $252.92 and a 52-week high of $293.94.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 24th were paid a dividend of $1.3226 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 21st. This represents a $5.29 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.00%. This is an increase from SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.25.

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 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.

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

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