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 $134.58 -1.39 (-1.02 %) (As of 12/19/2018 02:38 AM ET)Previous Close$135.97Today's Range$133.83 - $136.7152-Week Range$126.78 - $151.29Volume415,954 shsAverage Volume151,582 shsMarket CapitalizationN/AP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield2.62%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionChartDividendInstitutional 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 BenchmarkMSCI US IMI/Cons Staples 25-50 GR USD CategorySector FocusConsumer Staples Development LevelDeveloped Markets RegionNorth America Fund Statistics Assets Under Management$3.73 billion Average Daily Volume$265,593.00 Discount/Premium-4.11% 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, December 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $1.0436 per share on Tuesday, December 18th. This represents a $4.17 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. This is a positive change from Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF's previous quarterly dividend of $0.82. 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 recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF earned a daily sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. 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 a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Beacon Capital Management Inc. (3.27%), Morgan Stanley (1.13%), LPL Financial LLC (0.97%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.78%), Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.56%) and Commonwealth Equity Services LLC (0.37%). Which institutional investors are selling Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF stock? VDC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jane Street Group LLC, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC, LPL Financial LLC, Comerica Securities Inc. and Bailard Inc.. Which institutional investors are buying Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF stock? VDC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Great Lakes Advisors LLC, Great Lakes Advisors LLC, Beacon Capital Management Inc. and Private Advisor Group 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 $134.58. 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: 45 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 48 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 93MarketBeat'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 12/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are trading strategies for the 52-week high/low?