North Star Investment Management Corp. Invests $179,000 in Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU)

North Star Investment Management Corp. bought a new position in Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $179,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $77,547,000. Morgan Stanley raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 7.1% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 586,145 shares of the company’s stock worth $77,916,000 after buying an additional 38,662 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 7.9% in the 2nd quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 384,623 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,128,000 after buying an additional 28,082 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 222,604 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,591,000 after buying an additional 3,770 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 26.6% in the 2nd quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 165,927 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,056,000 after buying an additional 34,845 shares in the last quarter.

VPU stock traded up $2.11 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $143.74. 112,009 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 189,844. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $140.10 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $133.87. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a 1-year low of $113.06 and a 1-year high of $145.00.

The firm also recently declared a — dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 1st. Investors of record on Friday, September 27th were issued a dividend of $1.0885 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 26th. This represents a yield of 2.7%.

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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