Putnam FL Investment Management Co. Trims Position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

Putnam FL Investment Management Co. cut its stake in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 15.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,540 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,592 shares during the quarter. Putnam FL Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF were worth $325,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 70.1% in the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 118,042 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,840,000 after acquiring an additional 48,629 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 3.4% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 7,359,732 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $301,749,000 after acquiring an additional 243,576 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 4.4% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 750,165 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $30,757,000 after buying an additional 31,703 shares during the period. Yale University lifted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 392.0% in the 3rd quarter. Yale University now owns 8,473,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $347,393,000 after buying an additional 6,751,000 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC lifted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 44.0% in the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 519,584 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $21,303,000 after buying an additional 158,649 shares during the period.

NYSEARCA VWO traded up $0.11 on Wednesday, hitting $43.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 184,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 15,610,605. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a 52-week low of $36.35 and a 52-week high of $47.06.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 26th were paid a $0.0816 dividend. This represents a $0.33 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 25th.

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Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF Profile

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, that measures the return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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