Murphy Capital Management Inc. Has $17.50 Million Stock Holdings in Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT)

Murphy Capital Management Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT) by 0.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 81,202 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 771 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Information Technology ETF makes up approximately 2.6% of Murphy Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Murphy Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Information Technology ETF were worth $17,503,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. E&G Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 3.4% during the 3rd quarter. E&G Advisors LP now owns 10,720 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,311,000 after acquiring an additional 350 shares in the last quarter. First PREMIER Bank grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 3.3% in the third quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 8,268 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,782,000 after buying an additional 265 shares in the last quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 6.6% in the third quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 16,074 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,465,000 after buying an additional 991 shares in the last quarter. CX Institutional grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 373.6% in the third quarter. CX Institutional now owns 5,034 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,085,000 after buying an additional 3,971 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pennsylvania Trust Co grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 18.1% in the third quarter. Pennsylvania Trust Co now owns 2,106 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $454,000 after buying an additional 323 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of NYSEARCA:VGT traded up $4.18 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $219.53. The stock had a trading volume of 24,361 shares, compared to its average volume of 606,303. Vanguard Information Technology ETF has a 12 month low of $154.72 and a 12 month high of $223.67. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $214.58 and its 200-day simple moving average is $210.45.

The company also recently announced a — dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 1st. Investors of record on Friday, September 27th were paid a $0.8344 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.2%.

About Vanguard Information Technology ETF

Vanguard Information Technology ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the information technology sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT)

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