Simplex Trading LLC Acquires 9,180 Shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Simplex Trading LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) by 98.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 18,551 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 9,180 shares during the period. Simplex Trading LLC’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF were worth $1,097,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in VGK. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF during the 2nd quarter valued at about $217,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 4.3% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 76,746 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $4,232,000 after buying an additional 3,141 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 102.7% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 59,200 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,264,000 after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,899 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $160,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Atlantic Trust Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF during the 2nd quarter valued at about $947,000.

Shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) traded down $0.23 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $60.56. 5,009,211 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,197,957. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF has a twelve month low of $48.32 and a twelve month high of $60.89. The company has a market cap of $18,840.00 and a P/E ratio of -6.15.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were given a dividend of $0.3136 per share. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. This is an increase from Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF’s dividend payout ratio is currently -16.24%.

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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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