NYSEARCA:VAW - Vanguard Materials ETF Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $116.56 +1.89 (+1.65 %) (As of 01/18/2019 05:35 AM ET)Previous Close$114.67Today's Range$114.38 - $116.9152-Week Range$103.54 - $144.65Volume176,970 shsAverage Volume364,156 shsMarket CapitalizationN/AP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield1.96%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionChartDividendInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Vanguard Materials ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Materials 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the materials sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of companies in a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries. Included within this sector are companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products, and related packaging products, as well as metals, minerals, and mining companies, including producers of steel. The Vanguard Group, Inc., through its Quantitative Equity Group, serves as the investment advisor of the Fund. Receive VAW News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VAW and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Basic Details Issuer Vanguard Fund NameVanguard Materials ETF Tax ClassificationRegulated Investment Company SymbolNYSEARCA:VAW Inception Date1/26/2004 Fund ManagerWilliam Coleman, Michelle Louie Webwww.vanguard.com Phone+1-800-6627447 Fund Focus Asset ClassEquity BenchmarkMSCI US IMI/Materials 25-50 GR USD CategorySector FocusBasic Materials Development LevelDeveloped Markets RegionNorth America Fund Statistics Assets Under Management$2.30 billion Average Daily Volume$351,515.00 Discount/Premium-0.13% ETF Expenses Management Fee0.08% Other Expenses0.02% Total Expenses0.10% Fee Waiver0.00% Net Expenses0.10%Administrator, Advisor and Custodian AdministratorThe Vanguard Group, Inc. AdvisorThe Vanguard Group, Inc. CustodianState Street Bank and Trust Company DistributorVanguard Marketing Corporation Transfer AgentThe Vanguard Group, Inc. Trustee Lead Market MakerVirtu Financial Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEARCA:VAW) Frequently Asked Questions What is Vanguard Materials ETF's stock symbol? Vanguard Materials ETF trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)ARCA under the ticker symbol "VAW." How often does Vanguard Materials ETF pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Vanguard Materials ETF? Vanguard Materials ETF declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.6307 per share on Tuesday, December 18th. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. This is a positive change from Vanguard Materials ETF's previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. View Vanguard Materials ETF's Dividend History. Has Vanguard Materials ETF been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about VAW stock have trended neutral on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Vanguard Materials ETF earned a media sentiment score of 0.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are Vanguard Materials ETF's key executives? Vanguard Materials ETF's management team includes the folowing people: F. William McNabb III, Chairman of the Board of Trustee, President, Chief Executive Officer (Age 61)Thomas J. Higgins, Chief Financial Officer (Age 56)Kathryn J. Hyatt, Treasurer (Age 58)Heidi Stam, Secretary (Age 57)Emerson U. Fullwood, Independent Trustees (Age 69)Rajiv L. Gupta, Independent Trustees (Age 71)Amy Gutmann, Independent Trustees (Age 64)JoAnn H Heisen, Independent Trustees (Age 63)F. Joseph Loughrey, Independent Trustees (Age 69) Who are Vanguard Materials ETF's major shareholders? Vanguard Materials ETF's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.70%), CX Institutional (0.36%), LifePlan Financial Group Inc (0.03%), First Financial Corp IN (0.02%), TRUE Private Wealth Advisors (0.02%) and Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. (0.00%). Which major investors are selling Vanguard Materials ETF stock? VAW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Personal Capital Advisors Corp and TRUE Private Wealth Advisors. Which major investors are buying Vanguard Materials ETF stock? VAW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CX Institutional, LifePlan Financial Group Inc, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. and First Financial Corp IN. How do I buy shares of Vanguard Materials ETF? Shares of VAW can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Vanguard Materials ETF's stock price today? One share of VAW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $116.56. What is Vanguard Materials ETF's official website? The official website for Vanguard Materials ETF is http://www.vanguard.com/. How can I contact Vanguard Materials ETF? Vanguard Materials ETF's mailing address is P.O. Box 1110, Valley Forge, 19482-1110, United States. The company can be reached via phone at +1-800-6627447. MarketBeat Community Rating for Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEARCA VAW)Community Ranking: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 52 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 41 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 93MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Vanguard Materials ETF and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VAW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VAW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why are analyst ratings important in trading stocks?