Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,551,834 shares, a growth of 70.6% from the November 15th total of 909,420 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,072,654 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.7 days.
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA VOO) traded up $1.68 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $255.41. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 515,765 shares. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF has a twelve month low of $206.54 and a twelve month high of $255.54.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 27th were given a $1.1839 dividend. This represents a $4.74 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 26th.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 2.4% during the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 9,769,318 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,254,368,000 after buying an additional 230,464 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 13.6% during the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,129,825 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,183,758,000 after buying an additional 614,695 shares in the last quarter. P Solve Investments Ltd purchased a new position in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF during the third quarter worth about $1,038,995,000. CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp grew its position in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 2.8% during the fourth quarter. CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 1,633,767 shares of the company’s stock worth $400,747,000 after buying an additional 45,155 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Daido Life Insurance Co. lifted its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 16.0% during the third quarter. Daido Life Insurance Co. now owns 1,157,543 shares of the company’s stock worth $267,115,000 after purchasing an additional 159,566 shares during the last quarter.
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Vanguard S&P 500 ETF Company Profile
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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