NYSEARCA:VDC - Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $148.79 -0.43 (-0.29 %) (As of 05/20/2019 01:24 AM ET)Previous Close$148.79Today's Range$148.42 - $149.5952-Week Range$124.93 - $150.06Volume61,964 shsAverage Volume175,028 shsMarket Capitalization$4.96 billionP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield2.59%BetaN/A ProfileChartDividendInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Consumer Staples Index Fund, which seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the consumer staples sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of companies whose businesses are less sensitive to economic cycles. It includes manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages, and tobacco, as well as producers of nondurable household goods and personal products. It also includes food and drug retailing companies as well as hypermarkets and consumer supercenters. The Vanguard Group, Inc., through its Quantitative Equity Group, serves as the investment advisor of the Fund. Receive VDC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VDC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Basic Details Issuer Vanguard Fund NameVanguard Consumer Staples ETF Tax ClassificationRegulated Investment Company SymbolNYSEARCA:VDC Inception Date1/26/2004 Fund ManagerMichael A. Johnson, Awais Khan Webwww.vanguard.com Phone+1-800-5231036 Fund Focus Asset ClassEquity Benchmark CategorySector FocusConsumer Staples Development LevelDeveloped Markets RegionNorth America Fund Statistics Assets Under Management$4.96 billion Average Daily Volume$143,698.50 Discount/Premium0.03% 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 MakerLatour Trading Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA:VDC) Frequently Asked Questions What is Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF's stock symbol? Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)ARCA under the ticker symbol "VDC." How often does Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF? Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 20th. Investors of record on Friday, March 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.7475 per share on Tuesday, March 26th. This represents a $2.99 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 21st. View Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF's Dividend History. Has Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about VDC stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF earned a coverage optimism score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. What other stocks do shareholders of Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF investors own include Main Street Capital (MAIN), Staples (SPLS), PepsiCo (PEP), AFLAC (AFL), Chevron (CVX), VANECK VECTORS/URANIUM+NUCLEAR ENE (NLR), Akebia Therapeutics (AKBA), Cisco Systems (CSCO), GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (GWPH) and Intel (INTC). Who are Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF's key executives? Vanguard Consumer Staples 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 Consumer Staples ETF's major shareholders? Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Beacon Capital Management Inc. (2.77%), Morgan Stanley (1.58%), Northeast Financial Consultants Inc (1.33%), Morningstar Investment Services LLC (0.97%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.81%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.63%). Which major investors are selling Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF stock? VDC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Company MN, RPg Family Wealth Advisory LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., M&T Bank Corp, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., Brandywine Oak Private Wealth LLC and Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A.. Which major investors are buying Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF stock? VDC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Beacon Capital Management Inc., Northeast Financial Consultants Inc, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Patriot Investment Management Inc., Ameritas Investment Corp, Starr International Co. Inc., HighTower Advisors LLC and Morningstar Investment Services LLC. How do I buy shares of Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF? Shares of VDC 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 Consumer Staples ETF's stock price today? One share of VDC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $148.79. How big of a company is Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF? Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF has a market capitalization of $4.96 billion. What is Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF's official website? The official website for Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF is http://www.vanguard.com/. How can I contact Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF? Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF's mailing address is P.O. Box 1110, Valley Forge, 19482, United States. The company can be reached via phone at +1-800-5231036. MarketBeat Community Rating for Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA VDC)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 55 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 61 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 116MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VDC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VDC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 5/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Outstanding Shares, Buying and Selling Stocks Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.