What Is XRT?

A stock’s ticker symbol is followed by the abbreviation XRT. It denotes that the stock is being traded ex-rights. (The term ex-rights is abbreviated as XRT.) Ex-rights refers to the fact that the stock buyer no longer has the option to purchase further shares at a cheaper price since such options have expired. For clarity and to avoid conflicts or confusion about where the rights now reside, XRT is printed on the ticker tape—or shown on the electronic ticker.
The SPDR S&P Retail exchange-traded fund is also known by the ticker code XRT (ETF). This is an index fund that tracks the performance of a broad-based, equal-weighted index of companies in the retail business in the United States.