Eqis Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) by 7.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 55,590 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,776 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Utilities ETF makes up approximately 0.7% of Eqis Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest position. Eqis Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.18% of Vanguard Utilities ETF worth $7,986,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Vanguard Utilities ETF in the 3rd quarter valued at $25,000. Liberty Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF in the 2nd quarter worth $26,000. Ruggie Capital Group acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF in the 2nd quarter worth $35,000. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 388.7% in the 2nd quarter. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 303 shares of the company’s stock worth $39,000 after acquiring an additional 241 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cutler Group LP acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF in the 2nd quarter worth $39,000.
Shares of VPU traded up $0.12 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $136.13. The company had a trading volume of 1,925 shares, compared to its average volume of 194,275. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a 1-year low of $113.06 and a 1-year high of $145.00. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $141.80 and a 200-day simple moving average of $136.13.
Vanguard Utilities ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded class of shares issued by Vanguard Utilities Index Fund. The Fund tracks the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International United States Investable Market Utilities Index, an index made up of stocks of large, medium-size and small United States companies in the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).
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