Gradient Capital Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) by 13.6% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,833 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 459 shares during the period. Gradient Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF were worth $478,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. UBS Group AG lifted its position in shares of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 4,718,515 shares of the company’s stock worth $543,384,000 after purchasing an additional 110,794 shares during the period. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the 2nd quarter valued at about $14,241,000. Penserra Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the 3rd quarter valued at about $368,000. BB&T Securities LLC lifted its position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 43.0% during the 3rd quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 641,537 shares of the company’s stock valued at $76,734,000 after acquiring an additional 192,874 shares during the period. Finally, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. lifted its position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 39.5% during the 3rd quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 11,475 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,372,000 after acquiring an additional 3,250 shares during the period.

Shares of NYSEARCA VIG opened at $126.98 on Thursday. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF has a 1 year low of $100.02 and a 1 year high of $127.21. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $124.04 and a 200 day moving average of $119.94.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 23rd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 19th were given a dividend of $0.5985 per share. This is a boost from Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. This represents a $2.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 18th.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF Profile

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the investment performance of the Dividend Achievers Select Index. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund. The Fund will hold all the stocks in the index in approximately the same proportions as their weightings in the index.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG)

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