West Chester Capital Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO) by 200.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 19,242 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 12,827 shares during the period. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF makes up approximately 10.4% of West Chester Capital Advisors Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. West Chester Capital Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF were worth $4,994,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of VOO. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 3.4% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,144,673 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,907,984,000 after purchasing an additional 232,674 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 9.8% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 89,385 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,870,000 after purchasing an additional 7,991 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 10.3% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 3,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $855,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Albion Financial Group UT lifted its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 3.5% during the third quarter. Albion Financial Group UT now owns 241,580 shares of the company’s stock worth $64,514,000 after purchasing an additional 8,234 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Belpointe Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 155.5% during the third quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC now owns 2,356 shares of the company’s stock worth $629,000 after purchasing an additional 1,434 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of VOO stock opened at $268.37 on Thursday. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF has a 12-month low of $214.83 and a 12-month high of $270.67.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 22nd were paid a dividend of $1.4551 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 21st. This represents a $5.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.17%. This is a positive change from Vanguard S&P 500 ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.29.

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About Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

Vanguard 500 Index Fund (the Fund) is an open-end investment company, or mutual fund. The Fund offers four classes of shares: Investor Shares, Admiral Shares, Signal Shares, and Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Shares. The Fund seeks to track the investment performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, an unmanaged benchmark representing the United States large-capitalization stocks.

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