Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) by 23.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,604 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF were worth $571,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. Wealthfront Inc. boosted its stake in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 14.6% during the fourth quarter. Wealthfront Inc. now owns 5,498,261 shares of the company’s stock worth $560,988,000 after buying an additional 702,342 shares in the last quarter. GFS Private Wealth LLC acquired a new stake in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the fourth quarter worth $26,728,000. LPL Financial LLC boosted its stake in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 7.4% during the fourth quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 2,160,414 shares of the company’s stock worth $220,427,000 after buying an additional 148,181 shares in the last quarter. SimpliFi Inc. acquired a new stake in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the fourth quarter worth $11,841,000. Finally, Pennsylvania Trust Co acquired a new stake in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the fourth quarter worth $9,692,000.
Shares of NYSEARCA:VIG traded down $2.23 on Friday, hitting $99.60. The stock had a trading volume of 822,503 shares, compared to its average volume of 999,699. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF has a twelve month low of $88.73 and a twelve month high of $108.99.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 27th were paid a $0.3967 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 26th. This represents a $1.59 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.59%.
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Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF Profile
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the investment performance of the Dividend Achievers Select Index. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund. The Fund will hold all the stocks in the index in approximately the same proportions as their weightings in the index.
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