Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VBR) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $139.00 and last traded at $139.00, with a volume of 1147 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $137.45.

The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $135.98 and a 200-day simple moving average of $130.76.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 26th were paid a $1.0157 dividend. This is an increase from Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 24th. This represents a $4.06 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.93%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VBR. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF by 8.9% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 47,719 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,230,000 after acquiring an additional 3,919 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF by 26.0% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 12,101 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,580,000 after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its position in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF by 3.6% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 21,661 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,828,000 after acquiring an additional 747 shares during the last quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV increased its position in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF by 22.7% in the second quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV now owns 25,421 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,318,000 after acquiring an additional 4,703 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Assetmark Inc. increased its position in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF by 8.0% in the second quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,119,491 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,138,000 after acquiring an additional 83,325 shares during the last quarter.

About Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VBR)

Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Small-Cap Value Index Fund, which employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Small Cap Value Index (the Index). The Index is a diversified index of value stocks of smaller United States companies.

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