Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) Stake Lifted by UBS Group AG

UBS Group AG increased its stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) by 13.3% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 82,311 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,685 shares during the period. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Vanguard Utilities ETF were worth $9,203,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Allianz Asset Management GmbH bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF in the first quarter valued at approximately $1,424,000. HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF during the first quarter valued at approximately $262,000. Global Financial Private Capital LLC lifted its stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF by 8.5% during the first quarter. Global Financial Private Capital LLC now owns 9,210 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,030,000 after purchasing an additional 721 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF by 186.3% during the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,426 shares of the company’s stock valued at $159,000 after purchasing an additional 928 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Relative Value Partners Group LLC acquired a new stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF during the first quarter valued at approximately $515,000.

VPU stock opened at $115.89 on Friday. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a 12 month low of $104.82 and a 12 month high of $125.54.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be paid a dividend of $1.0156 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th. This is a positive change from Vanguard Utilities ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.84. This represents a $4.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.51%.

Vanguard Utilities ETF Company Profile

Vanguard Utilities ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded class of shares issued by Vanguard Utilities Index Fund. The Fund tracks the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International United States Investable Market Utilities Index, an index made up of stocks of large, medium-size and small United States companies in the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU)

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