Raymond James & Associates raised its stake in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA:VDC) by 278.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 21,378 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,732 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF were worth $2,804,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VDC. Strategic Wealth Management Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF in the fourth quarter valued at about $9,039,000. Ironsides Asset Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF by 15.1% during the third quarter. Ironsides Asset Advisors LLC now owns 3,816 shares of the company’s stock worth $535,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Matthew Goff Investment Advisor LLC purchased a new position in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF during the third quarter worth about $243,000. Meritage Portfolio Management purchased a new position in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF during the fourth quarter worth about $10,003,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF by 22.0% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 234,113 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,803,000 after purchasing an additional 42,176 shares in the last quarter.

NYSEARCA VDC opened at $142.15 on Thursday. Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF has a 52-week low of $124.93 and a 52-week high of $147.15.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 26th. Investors of record on Friday, March 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.7475 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 21st. This represents a $2.99 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.10%.

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About Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF

Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Consumer Staples Index Fund, which seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the consumer staples sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA:VDC)

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