Strategic Blueprint LLC Invests $236,000 in Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) Stock

Strategic Blueprint LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 1,824 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $236,000.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Beacon Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 287.3% in the 1st quarter. Beacon Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,346,387 shares of the company’s stock worth $174,492,000 after acquiring an additional 998,709 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 33.4% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 468,517 shares of the company’s stock worth $55,224,000 after purchasing an additional 117,423 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC grew its position in Vanguard Utilities ETF by 18.6% in the fourth quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 279,040 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,879,000 after acquiring an additional 43,794 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 26.1% during the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 272,053 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,067,000 after buying an additional 56,302 shares during the period. Finally, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF by 11,717.9% during the third quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 195,350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,657,000 after buying an additional 193,697 shares during the period.

Shares of NYSEARCA:VPU traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $127.83. 38,157 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 210,349. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a 1 year low of $108.48 and a 1 year high of $131.37.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 22nd were given a dividend of $0.9454 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 21st. This represents a $3.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.96%.

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Vanguard Utilities ETF Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU)

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