Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) Shares Sold by Money Design Co. Ltd.

Money Design Co. Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 33.0% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 149,382 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 73,457 shares during the quarter. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF makes up approximately 1.2% of Money Design Co. Ltd.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 28th largest position. Money Design Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF were worth $6,627,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Horan Capital Advisors LLC. purchased a new position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF in the third quarter valued at about $28,000. Gradient Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 88.3% during the 4th quarter. Gradient Investments LLC now owns 853 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $38,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $53,000. Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $62,000. Finally, Thor Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $90,000.

Shares of VWO traded up $0.11 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $45.73. 235,026 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 12,906,878. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $44.04 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $42.11. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a 52-week low of $38.98 and a 52-week high of $45.92.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 24th were paid a dividend of $0.5591 per share. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.89%. This is a boost from Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 23rd.

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF Company Profile

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, that measures the return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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