Aggressive’ Bearish Options Activity Seen in SPDR S&P Retail (ETF)

 Aggressive' Bearish Options Activity Seen in SPDR S&P Retail (ETF)

In today’s session SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) (XRT) recorded an unusually high (2,034) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious XRT decrease. With 2,034 contracts traded and 12514 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: XRT161216P00044000 closed last at: $0.59 or 21.3% down. SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XRT) has risen 0.44% since April 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.99% the S&P500.

SPDR S&P Retail ETF seeks to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the S&P Retail Select Industry Index (the Index). The ETF has a market cap of $755.09 million. The Index is an equal weighted market cap index. It currently has negative earnings. The Index represents the retail sub-industry portion of the S&P Total Market Index.

XRT Company Profile

SPDR S&P Retail Exchange Traded Fund (The Fund) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before expenses, the performance of an index derived from the retail segment of the United States total market composite index. The Fund uses a passive management strategy designed to track the total return performance of the S&P Retail Select Industry Index (the Retail Index).

More notable recent SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XRT) news were published by: Etfdailynews.com which released: “Buy This Retail ETF Before The Holidays” on November 04, 2016, also Etfdailynews.com with their article: “Retail ETF in Focus as September Retail Sales Improve Significantly” published on October 14, 2016, Seekingalpha.com published: “Long XRT To Cash In On Retail Christmas Sales” on November 07, 2016. More interesting news about SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XRT) were released by: Fortune.com and their article: “Another Industry’s Stocks Are Soaring Thanks to Donald Trump” published on November 15, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “How Are Retail ETFs Shaping Up For Q3 Earnings?” with publication date: November 16, 2016.

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