Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc. NY Maintains Position in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (VWO)

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc. NY continued to hold its position in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,523,346 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd comprises 7.3% of Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc. NY’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc. NY’s holdings in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd were worth $143,858,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VWO. DF Dent & Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 65.0% in the 2nd quarter. DF Dent & Co. Inc. now owns 20,738 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $847,000 after purchasing an additional 8,172 shares during the last quarter. M&R Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd in the 2nd quarter valued at $6,148,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 21.7% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 1,107,436 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $45,217,000 after purchasing an additional 197,143 shares during the last quarter. Aspen Investment Management Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Aspen Investment Management Inc now owns 25,064 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,023,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 31.4% in the 2nd quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 7,323 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $298,000 after purchasing an additional 1,751 shares during the last quarter.

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Shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) traded up 0.7542% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $44.5535. 6,102,656 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd has a 1-year low of $34.71 and a 1-year high of $45.27. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $44.21 and its 200 day moving average is $41.92.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 21st were paid a $0.522 dividend. This represents a $2.09 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.72%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 20th. This is a positive change from Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd Profile

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, that measures the return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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