Short Interest in Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund (VB) Drops By 33.4%

Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund (NYSEARCA:VB) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 553,264 shares, a drop of 33.4% from the November 30th total of 831,139 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 853,559 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 days.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VB. Segment Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $205,000. First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $207,000. Boston Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $215,000. First Financial Corp IN increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund by 30.5% in the 4th quarter. First Financial Corp IN now owns 1,576 shares of the company’s stock valued at $233,000 after acquiring an additional 368 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tompkins Financial Corp increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund by 32.6% in the 4th quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp now owns 1,731 shares of the company’s stock valued at $256,000 after acquiring an additional 426 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund (NYSEARCA:VB) traded up $0.37 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $152.15. The stock had a trading volume of 620,575 shares, compared to its average volume of 649,203. The stock has a market capitalization of $22,230.00 and a PE ratio of 17.69. Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund has a twelve month low of $128.81 and a twelve month high of $155.86.

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