Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) Short Interest Up 63.2% in March

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VTI) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,723,456 shares, a growth of 63.2% from the February 28th total of 2,281,176 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,626,055 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days.

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF stock opened at $134.28 on Wednesday. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF has a one year low of $119.55 and a one year high of $146.87.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 27th. Investors of record on Friday, March 23rd were given a dividend of $0.5661 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 22nd. This represents a $2.26 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.69%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Crewe Advisors LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $116,000. Calton & Associates Inc. bought a new position in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $117,000. Gradient Investments LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $128,000. Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. bought a new position in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF in the 3rd quarter valued at $155,000. Finally, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC raised its position in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF by 116.2% in the 3rd quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 1,334 shares of the company’s stock valued at $173,000 after purchasing an additional 717 shares during the last quarter.

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About Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, which employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the of the MSCI US Broad Market Index, which represents 99.5% or more of the total market capitalization of all of the United States common stocks traded on the New York and American Stock Exchanges and the Nasdaq over-the-counter market.

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