Moors & Cabot Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 43.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,524 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 2,876 shares during the period. Moors & Cabot Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd were worth $388,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VWO. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 60.7% in the 2nd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,450 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 925 shares during the last quarter. Thomas White International Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 180.6% in the 2nd quarter. Thomas White International Ltd. now owns 2,514 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $103,000 after purchasing an additional 1,618 shares during the last quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 203.1% in the 2nd quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 3,446 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $141,000 after purchasing an additional 2,309 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 28.4% in the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 4,538 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $184,000 after purchasing an additional 1,003 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Williams Jones & Associates LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $200,000.

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Shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) traded down 0.025% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $44.639. 959,809 shares of the stock traded hands. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd has a 1-year low of $34.71 and a 1-year high of $45.27. The company has a 50 day moving average of $44.25 and a 200-day moving average of $41.96.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 21st were given a dividend of $0.522 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 20th. This is an increase 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 yield of 4.68%.

About Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd

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 Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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