Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VTI) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,907,015 shares, a drop of 33.9% from the October 13th total of 4,399,285 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,162,467 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 days.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Northeast Investment Management bought a new position in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF during the third quarter worth about $205,000. Argent Trust Co lifted its stake in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF by 23.1% during the third quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 2,104 shares of the company’s stock worth $273,000 after purchasing an additional 395 shares during the period. Robertson Stephens Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF by 36.5% during the third quarter. Robertson Stephens Advisors LLC now owns 3,797 shares of the company’s stock worth $492,000 after purchasing an additional 1,016 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its stake in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF by 626.2% during the third quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 15,250 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,975,000 after purchasing an additional 13,150 shares during the period. Finally, B. Riley Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF by 10.4% during the third quarter. B. Riley Financial Inc. now owns 17,325 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,243,000 after purchasing an additional 1,628 shares during the period.

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) opened at $132.61 on Tuesday. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF has a one year low of $111.29 and a one year high of $133.33.

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About Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, which employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the of the MSCI US Broad Market Index, which represents 99.5% or more of the total market capitalization of all of the United States common stocks traded on the New York and American Stock Exchanges and the Nasdaq over-the-counter market.

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