Short Interest in Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) Declines By 50.0%

Vanguard Total World Stock (NYSEARCA:VT) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 382,379 shares, a drop of 50.0% from the December 15th total of 765,001 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 756,607 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.5 days.

Vanguard Total World Stock (NYSEARCA:VT) opened at $77.87 on Thursday. Vanguard Total World Stock has a 1 year low of $62.00 and a 1 year high of $78.01.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were given a dividend of $0.4915 per share. This is an increase from Vanguard Total World Stock’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $1.97 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.52%.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Vanguard Total World Stock during the second quarter worth $682,000. WFG Advisors LP increased its stake in Vanguard Total World Stock by 147.9% during the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 16,591 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,120,000 after acquiring an additional 9,898 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc increased its stake in Vanguard Total World Stock by 1.8% during the third quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 652,931 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $46,175,000 after acquiring an additional 11,376 shares during the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its stake in Vanguard Total World Stock by 9.5% during the third quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 100,417 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $7,101,000 after acquiring an additional 8,743 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in Vanguard Total World Stock by 18.0% during the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 43,442 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,927,000 after acquiring an additional 6,618 shares during the last quarter.

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About Vanguard Total World Stock

Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund ETF (the Fund) is an open-end investment company. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Global All Cap Index, which covers both well-established and still-developing markets. The Fund invests in both foreign and the United States stocks. The fund offers three classes of shares: Investor Shares, Institutional Shares, and ETF Shares.

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