Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) Shares Bought by Beacon Capital Management Inc.

Beacon Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) by 4.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,423,933 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 63,459 shares during the period. Vanguard Utilities ETF comprises 7.2% of Beacon Capital Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest position. Beacon Capital Management Inc. owned 6.33% of Vanguard Utilities ETF worth $166,016,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA VPU) traded down $0.69 on Thursday, reaching $111.02. 488,600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 348,582. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a twelve month low of $105.98 and a twelve month high of $125.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,490.00 and a PE ratio of 6.75.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.9354 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $3.74 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.37%. Vanguard Utilities ETF’s payout ratio is presently 22.57%.

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Vanguard Utilities ETF Profile

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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