BLB&B Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA:VHT) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,991 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $307,000.
Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 3.0% during the 4th quarter. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 12,953 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,993,000 after purchasing an additional 376 shares during the last quarter. Oak Point Wealth Management bought a new position in Vanguard Health Care ETF during the 4th quarter valued at about $165,000. North Star Investment Management Corp. lifted its holdings in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 8.2% during the 4th quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 16,696 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,574,000 after purchasing an additional 1,266 shares during the last quarter. Atria Investments LLC lifted its holdings in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 22.1% during the 4th quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 7,983 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,230,000 after purchasing an additional 1,446 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Health Care ETF during the 4th quarter valued at about $274,000.
Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT) opened at $162.09 on Wednesday. Vanguard Health Care ETF has a 1-year low of $126.91 and a 1-year high of $163.78. The stock has a market cap of $7,510.00 and a PE ratio of 8.47.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a dividend of $0.5667 per share. This represents a $2.27 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Vanguard Health Care ETF’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.56%.
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Vanguard Health Care ETF Profile
Vanguard Health Care ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Health Care 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the health care sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of two main industry groups.
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