Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSV) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,256,372 shares, an increase of 2,568.7% from the February 15th total of 159,491 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,367,112 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 days.

Shares of BSV opened at $79.14 on Friday. Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF has a twelve month low of $77.66 and a twelve month high of $79.18.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 4th were given a dividend of $0.1409 per share. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 1st.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 8.4% during the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 18,468,091 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,441,065,000 after buying an additional 1,431,276 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 4.4% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 15,057,409 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,174,929,000 after buying an additional 634,605 shares during the period. Beacon Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 316.9% during the fourth quarter. Beacon Capital Management Inc. now owns 13,621,493 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,070,241,000 after buying an additional 10,353,931 shares during the period. Personal Capital Advisors Corp grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 6.6% during the fourth quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 4,718,126 shares of the company’s stock worth $370,703,000 after purchasing an additional 292,872 shares in the last quarter. Finally, United Services Automobile Association grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 44.9% during the fourth quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 4,136,793 shares of the company’s stock worth $325,028,000 after purchasing an additional 1,282,545 shares in the last quarter.

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About Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a short-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing strategy designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Bond Index (the Index).

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