HighTower Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) by 13.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 60,312 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,323 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF were worth $3,180,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in VMBS. First Heartland Consultants Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF during the second quarter valued at $386,000. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC increased its stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF by 15.1% during the second quarter. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC now owns 359,704 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $18,891,000 after purchasing an additional 47,114 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF by 14.3% during the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 189,178 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $9,962,000 after purchasing an additional 23,606 shares during the last quarter. Spinnaker Trust increased its stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF by 7.4% during the second quarter. Spinnaker Trust now owns 210,680 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $11,094,000 after purchasing an additional 14,492 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Garde Capital Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF during the second quarter valued at $372,000.

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Shares of Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) opened at 52.84 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $52.92 and its 200 day moving average is $52.76. Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF has a 1-year low of $51.82 and a 1-year high of $53.88.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 3rd will be given a $0.096 dividend. This is a boost from Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.07. This represents a $1.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 2nd.

Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF Profile

Vanguard Mortgage Backed Securities ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted, mortgage-backed securities index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. MBS Float Adjusted Index (the Index).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS)

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