Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) Short Interest Down 77.0% in March

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 461,024 shares, a decrease of 77.0% from the March 15th total of 2,002,214 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 758,306 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.6 days.

NYSEARCA:VIG opened at $112.12 on Wednesday. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF has a 52 week low of $91.68 and a 52 week high of $112.61.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, March 29th were issued a $0.5097 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.82%.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vista Investment Management increased its holdings in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Vista Investment Management now owns 15,422 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,511,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Intl Fcstone Inc. increased its holdings in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Intl Fcstone Inc. now owns 13,210 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,294,000 after buying an additional 103 shares during the last quarter. Wealthstreet Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Wealthstreet Investment Advisors LLC now owns 9,491 shares of the company’s stock worth $971,000 after buying an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. Silverleafe Capital Partners LLC grew its holdings in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 5.1% during the first quarter. Silverleafe Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,176 shares of the company’s stock valued at $239,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Spectrum Management Group Inc. grew its holdings in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF by 1.4% during the first quarter. Spectrum Management Group Inc. now owns 7,794 shares of the company’s stock valued at $855,000 after purchasing an additional 106 shares during the last quarter.

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Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF Company Profile

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the investment performance of the Dividend Achievers Select Index. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund. The Fund will hold all the stocks in the index in approximately the same proportions as their weightings in the index.

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