Utilities SPDR (NYSE:XLU) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 679 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 162% compared to the typical volume of 259 call options.
Utilities SPDR (NYSE:XLU) traded down 0.33% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $53.93. The stock had a trading volume of 17,822,337 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $52.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $50.60. Utilities SPDR has a one year low of $45.33 and a one year high of $54.63.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 26th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of $0.4369 per share. This represents a $1.75 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 16th. This is a boost from Utilities SPDR’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.39.
Utilities SPDR Company Profile
Select Sector Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund), formerly Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund, seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Utilities Select Sector of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from industries, such as electric utilities, multi-utilities, independent power producers and energy traders, and gas utilities.
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