Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) Short Interest Update

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,002,214 shares, a growth of 230.8% from the February 28th total of 605,283 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 843,391 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Larson Financial Group LLC acquired a new position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $26,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the fourth quarter worth about $31,000. Delta Asset Management LLC TN bought a new position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the fourth quarter worth about $34,000. Investors Research Corp bought a new position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the first quarter worth about $34,000. Finally, Liberty Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF during the fourth quarter worth about $46,000.

Shares of NYSEARCA VIG traded up $0.61 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $112.98. 528,634 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 980,658. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF has a 1-year low of $91.68 and a 1-year high of $113.23.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 29th were given a $0.5097 dividend. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 28th.

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About Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF

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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