BLB&B Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 8.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 449,878 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 36,882 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd accounts for about 3.0% of BLB&B Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its largest position. BLB&B Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd were worth $20,654,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of VWO. King Luther Capital Management Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 0.4% in the second quarter. King Luther Capital Management Corp now owns 13,649 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $557,000 after buying an additional 58 shares in the last quarter. Kingfisher Capital LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 0.3% in the second quarter. Kingfisher Capital LLC now owns 30,597 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,249,000 after buying an additional 92 shares in the last quarter. Aspen Investment Management Inc lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 0.8% in the second quarter. Aspen Investment Management Inc now owns 25,064 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,023,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Miles Capital Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 2.0% in the second quarter. Miles Capital Inc. now owns 11,161 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $456,000 after buying an additional 216 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Simonbaker & Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 0.7% in the second quarter. Simonbaker & Partners LLC now owns 57,178 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,335,000 after buying an additional 383 shares in the last quarter.

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $48.49. 15,391,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 13,106,400. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd has a 1 year low of $36.80 and a 1 year high of $48.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $70,520.00 and a P/E ratio of -6.55.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were issued a $0.2121 dividend. This represents a $0.85 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -14.32%.

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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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