Principle Wealth Partners LLC decreased its position in shares of Vanguard Financials ETF (NYSEARCA:VFH) by 20.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 44,523 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,743 shares during the period. Vanguard Financials ETF accounts for 1.1% of Principle Wealth Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Principle Wealth Partners LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Financials ETF were worth $3,117,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Financials ETF during the third quarter valued at approximately $33,000. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC grew its position in Vanguard Financials ETF by 41.8% in the second quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 567 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,000 after purchasing an additional 167 shares in the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. bought a new position in Vanguard Financials ETF in the second quarter valued at $52,000. JJJ Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Vanguard Financials ETF in the second quarter valued at $55,000. Finally, Trustcore Financial Services LLC grew its position in Vanguard Financials ETF by 85.0% in the third quarter. Trustcore Financial Services LLC now owns 825 shares of the company’s stock valued at $58,000 after purchasing an additional 379 shares in the last quarter.
Shares of VFH traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $74.19. The stock had a trading volume of 274,415 shares, compared to its average volume of 625,825. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $70.41 and a 200-day simple moving average of $69.00. Vanguard Financials ETF has a one year low of $55.16 and a one year high of $74.58.
Vanguard Financials ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Financials Index Fund. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) US Investable Market Financials Index, an index of stocks of large, medium and small United States companies in the financials sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).
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