North Star Investment Management Corp. Increases Position in Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)

North Star Investment Management Corp. boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA:VHT) by 8.2% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 16,696 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,266 shares during the period. North Star Investment Management Corp.’s holdings in Vanguard Health Care ETF were worth $2,574,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Oak Point Wealth Management bought a new position in Vanguard Health Care ETF during the fourth quarter valued at about $165,000. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Health Care ETF during the fourth quarter valued at about $274,000. Train Babcock Advisors LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Health Care ETF during the fourth quarter valued at about $314,000. Finally, White Lighthouse Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in Vanguard Health Care ETF during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,241,000.

Shares of Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT) traded up $0.58 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $160.48. The company had a trading volume of 216,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,529. Vanguard Health Care ETF has a fifty-two week low of $126.91 and a fifty-two week high of $160.41. The company has a market capitalization of $7,460.00 and a PE ratio of 8.39.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a dividend of $0.5667 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $2.27 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.41%. Vanguard Health Care ETF’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.56%.

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Vanguard Health Care ETF Profile

Vanguard Health Care ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Health Care 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the health care sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of two main industry groups.

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