Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 12th, there was short interest totalling 400,675 shares, a drop of 64.9% from the December 29th total of 1,141,876 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,962,895 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.1 days.

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) opened at $79.48 on Friday. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a 1-year low of $79.35 and a 1-year high of $82.71.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 6th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.1766 per share. This is an increase from Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 1st.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in BND. Avestar Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the fourth quarter worth about $167,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the third quarter worth about $173,000. Arlington Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the fourth quarter worth about $194,000. All Terrain Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the fourth quarter worth about $201,000. Finally, Fragasso Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF during the fourth quarter worth approximately $207,000.

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Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Company Profile

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the Index). The Index measures a spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed-income securities in the United States, including government, corporate and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, all with maturities of more than one year.

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