Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) Short Interest Update

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) was the target of a large drop in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 196,764 shares, a drop of 71.0% from the September 14th total of 678,874 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,116,690 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.1 days.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BND. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 26.9% during the third quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 6,756 shares of the company’s stock worth $532,000 after buying an additional 1,434 shares during the period. Rathbone Brothers plc increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 10.1% in the third quarter. Rathbone Brothers plc now owns 52,658 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,144,000 after purchasing an additional 4,820 shares during the period. LFA Lugano Financial Advisors SA increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 6.6% in the third quarter. LFA Lugano Financial Advisors SA now owns 15,369 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,210,000 after purchasing an additional 950 shares during the period. Manning & Napier Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 22.4% in the third quarter. Manning & Napier Group LLC now owns 245,896 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,352,000 after purchasing an additional 45,010 shares during the period. Finally, Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 7.0% in the third quarter. Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A now owns 12,264 shares of the company’s stock valued at $965,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the period.

Shares of NYSEARCA BND opened at $78.03 on Friday. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a fifty-two week low of $77.66 and a fifty-two week high of $82.06.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd were given a dividend of $0.1834 per share. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 1st.

About Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the Index). The Index measures a spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed-income securities in the United States, including government, corporate and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, all with maturities of more than one year.

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