Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 16.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 6,032,850 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 835,718 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd were worth $246,320,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 17.7% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 52,148,854 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,129,238,000 after purchasing an additional 7,841,767 shares in the last quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 9.3% during the 2nd quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 78,890,113 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,221,083,000 after buying an additional 6,706,497 shares during the last quarter. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 11,674.0% during the 2nd quarter. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. now owns 3,598,962 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $146,946,000 after buying an additional 3,568,395 shares during the last quarter. Wealthfront Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 15.8% during the 2nd quarter. Wealthfront Inc. now owns 21,721,374 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $886,884,000 after buying an additional 2,965,406 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 34.9% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 9,049,443 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $369,489,000 after buying an additional 2,339,786 shares during the last quarter.

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (VWO) traded up 0.011% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $43.575. 4,171,724 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $43.86 and a 200-day moving average price of $41.47. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd has a one year low of $34.71 and a one year high of $45.27.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 21st were issued a dividend of $0.522 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 20th. This is a positive change from Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $2.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.79%.

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Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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