Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (XLP) Short Interest Update

Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLP) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 38,989,549 shares, a growth of 6.2% from the December 15th total of 36,697,572 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,461,068 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.2 days.

Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (NYSEARCA XLP) traded up $0.55 during trading on Monday, reaching $54.26. The company had a trading volume of 21,003,666 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,256,382. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,990.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.94. Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR has a 52-week low of $52.43 and a 52-week high of $58.95.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in XLP. Front Row Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR during the fourth quarter worth about $116,000. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR in the fourth quarter worth about $129,000. Santori & Peters Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR in the fourth quarter worth about $185,000. U S Global Investors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR in the second quarter worth about $192,000. Finally, Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR in the fourth quarter worth about $200,000.

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About Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR

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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