BLB&B Advisors LLC Acquires Shares of 1,991 Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA:VHT)

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