LifePlan Financial Group Inc boosted its position in Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEARCA:VAW) by 14.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,817 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 617 shares during the period. LifePlan Financial Group Inc’s holdings in Vanguard Materials ETF were worth $534,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Materials ETF by 103.7% in the third quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $140,000 after purchasing an additional 611 shares during the last quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Materials ETF in the third quarter worth approximately $167,000. IndexIQ Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Materials ETF by 102.9% in the third quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 1,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $184,000 after purchasing an additional 710 shares during the last quarter. Mutual Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Materials ETF in the third quarter worth approximately $204,000. Finally, Keybank National Association OH purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Materials ETF in the third quarter worth approximately $230,000.

Shares of Vanguard Materials ETF stock traded down $0.35 on Friday, hitting $115.62. The company had a trading volume of 7,425 shares, compared to its average volume of 500,261. Vanguard Materials ETF has a 1 year low of $103.54 and a 1 year high of $144.65.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 18th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th were given a dividend of $0.6307 per share. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.18%. This is an increase from Vanguard Materials ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 13th.

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Vanguard Materials ETF Company Profile

Vanguard Materials ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Materials 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the materials sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of companies in a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEARCA:VAW)

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