SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) Unusual Bullish Options Activity Means Profits for Traders

 SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) Unusual Bullish Options Activity Means Profits for Traders

In today’s session SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) (XRT) registered an unusually high (1,556) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious XRT increase. With 1,556 contracts traded and 1704 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: XRT170120C00048500 closed last at: $0.55 or 1.8% down. SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XRT) has risen 4.04% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.98% 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 $840.47 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: “Survey: Black Friday Still Most Important Shopping Day of the Year” on November 18, 2016, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Long XRT To Cash In On Retail Christmas Sales” published on November 07, 2016, Etfdailynews.com published: “Buy This Retail ETF Before The Holidays” on November 04, 2016. More interesting news about SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XRT) were released by: Etfdailynews.com and their article: “Retail ETF in Focus as September Retail Sales Improve Significantly” published on October 14, 2016 as well as Schaeffersresearch.com‘s news article titled: “Why the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) Could Burn Bullish Options Traders” with publication date: May 13, 2016.

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