Madden Advisory Services Inc. grew its stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) by 6.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,639 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 170 shares during the quarter. Madden Advisory Services Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Utilities ETF were worth $366,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of VPU. Ambassador Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 166.7% in the first quarter. Ambassador Advisors LLC now owns 208 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares in the last quarter. Capital Analysts LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF in the second quarter valued at approximately $36,000. Allred Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF in the first quarter valued at approximately $41,000. Red Door Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF in the second quarter valued at approximately $46,000. Finally, WealthShield Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 44.0% in the second quarter. WealthShield Partners LLC now owns 396 shares of the company’s stock valued at $46,000 after purchasing an additional 121 shares in the last quarter.
Shares of VPU stock traded down $0.13 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $147.95. The company had a trading volume of 2,388 shares, compared to its average volume of 220,019. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a 12 month low of $123.34 and a 12 month high of $152.65. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $147.12 and a 200-day simple moving average of $143.36.
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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