UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) by 63.4% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,984 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,158 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Utilities ETF were worth $397,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group acquired a new stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF in the first quarter valued at approximately $69,000. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF in the second quarter valued at approximately $74,000. RDA Financial Network grew its holdings in Vanguard Utilities ETF by 7.0% in the second quarter. RDA Financial Network now owns 3,520 shares of the company’s stock valued at $476,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares during the period. First PREMIER Bank grew its holdings in Vanguard Utilities ETF by 34.2% in the second quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 1,033 shares of the company’s stock valued at $137,000 after purchasing an additional 263 shares during the period. Finally, AdvisorNet Financial Inc grew its holdings in Vanguard Utilities ETF by 115.9% in the second quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 4,082 shares of the company’s stock valued at $543,000 after purchasing an additional 2,191 shares during the period.

VPU traded up $0.49 during trading on Friday, hitting $141.72. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 96,105 shares, compared to its average volume of 193,662. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a twelve month low of $113.06 and a twelve month high of $145.00. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $141.51 and its 200 day simple moving average is $134.72.

The firm also recently disclosed a — dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 27th were issued a $1.0885 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.7%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 26th.

About Vanguard Utilities ETF

Vanguard Utilities ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded class of shares issued by Vanguard Utilities Index Fund. The Fund tracks the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International United States Investable Market Utilities Index, an index made up of stocks of large, medium-size and small United States companies in the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU)

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