Murphy Middleton Hinkle & Parker Inc. Trims Stake in Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ)

Murphy Middleton Hinkle & Parker Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) by 6.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,566 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 291 shares during the quarter. Murphy Middleton Hinkle & Parker Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF were worth $359,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in VNQ. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in Vanguard Real Estate ETF in the first quarter worth about $52,789,000. Synovus Financial Corp grew its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 2,527.2% in the first quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 1,319,714 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $92,121,000 after purchasing an additional 1,269,482 shares during the period. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in Vanguard Real Estate ETF in the first quarter worth about $73,901,000. Morgan Stanley grew its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 12.8% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 6,828,729 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $476,987,000 after purchasing an additional 774,240 shares during the period. Finally, Seven Post Investment Office LP purchased a new stake in Vanguard Real Estate ETF in the first quarter worth about $53,156,000.

VNQ traded down $0.31 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $78.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,558,420 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,823,520. Vanguard Real Estate ETF has a 1 year low of $55.58 and a 1 year high of $99.72. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $78.88 and its 200-day moving average is $82.72.

About Vanguard Real Estate ETF

Vanguard REIT ETF (the Fund) is an open-end investment company. The Fund invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property. It tracks the return of the MSCI US RIT Index, a gauge of real estate stocks. The Vanguard Group, Inc provides investment advisory services to the Fund.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ)

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