SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. Sees Unusually High Options Volume (XOP)

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (NYSE:XOP) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 3,746 call options on the company. This is an increase of 127% compared to the average volume of 1,650 call options.

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (NYSE:XOP) opened at $35.35 on Monday. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. has a fifty-two week low of $28.96 and a fifty-two week high of $44.97.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of XOP. Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its holdings in SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 209,530.5% during the 3rd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,232,565 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $76,108,000 after acquiring an additional 2,231,500 shares during the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. boosted its holdings in SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 102.6% during the 3rd quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 2,235,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $76,191,000 after acquiring an additional 1,132,000 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. by 1,013.7% in the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 1,100,208 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $35,119,000 after buying an additional 1,001,420 shares during the last quarter. Seatown Holdings Pte. Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. in the 3rd quarter worth about $23,863,000. Finally, Denver Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. in the 2nd quarter worth about $12,162,000.

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About SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod.

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (the Fund) seeks to replicate as closely as possible the total return performance of the S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index. The S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index represents the oil and gas exploration and production sub-industry portion of the S&P Total Markets Index.

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