Short Interest in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) Declines By 41.3%

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSE:VGK) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 13th, there was short interest totalling 2,759,932 shares, a drop of 41.3% from the September 29th total of 4,703,250 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,079,624 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.3 days.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Mechanics Bank Trust Department lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 2.1% during the second quarter. Mechanics Bank Trust Department now owns 28,606 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,577,000 after purchasing an additional 583 shares in the last quarter. Cranberry Lake Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 16.1% during the second quarter. Cranberry Lake Advisors LLC now owns 294,807 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $16,256,000 after purchasing an additional 40,980 shares in the last quarter. Weatherstone Capital Management bought a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF during the second quarter valued at $1,074,000. Montecito Bank & Trust bought a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF during the second quarter valued at $364,000. Finally, Pinnacle Associates Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 15.0% during the second quarter. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. now owns 142,250 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $7,844,000 after purchasing an additional 18,605 shares in the last quarter.

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About Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF

Vanguard European Stock Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of stocks issued by Companies located in the markets of Europe. The Fund on focuses indexing investment approach by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the common stocks included in the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index.

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