NYSEARCA:VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$110.32 +0.69 (+0.63 %)
(As of 05/21/2018 03:14 PM ET)
Previous Close$110.02
Today's Range$109.55 - $110.42
52-Week Range$104.82 - $125.54
Volume5,134 shs
Average Volume218,448 shs
Market Capitalization$2.49 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.30%
BetaN/A

About Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU)

Vanguard Utilities ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded class of shares issued by Vanguard Utilities Index Fund. The Fund tracks the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International United States Investable Market Utilities Index, an index made up of stocks of large, medium-size and small United States companies in the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of those companies considered electric, gas, or water utilities, or companies that operate as independent producers and/or distributors of power. The sector includes both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities. The fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The Vanguard Group, Inc., through its Quantitative Equity Group, serves as the investment advisor of the Fund.

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Basic Details

Issuer Vanguard
Fund NameVanguard Utilities ETF
Tax ClassificationRegulated Investment Company
SymbolNYSEARCA:VPU
Inception Date1/26/2004
Fund ManagerMichael A. Johnson, Awais Khan
Phone+1-800-5231036

Fund Focus

Asset ClassEquity
BenchmarkMSCI US IMI/Utilities 25-50 GR USD
CategorySector
FocusUtilities
Development LevelDeveloped Markets
RegionNorth America

Fund Statistics

Assets Under Management$2.55 billion
Average Daily Volume$169,459.00
Discount/Premium2.09%

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.
CustodianBrown Brothers Harriman & Co.
DistributorVanguard Marketing Corporation
Transfer AgentThe Vanguard Group, Inc.
Trustee
Lead Market MakerLatour Trading

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Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vanguard Utilities ETF's stock symbol?

Vanguard Utilities ETF trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)ARCA under the ticker symbol "VPU."

How often does Vanguard Utilities ETF pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Vanguard Utilities ETF?

Vanguard Utilities ETF announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Monday, March 19th will be given a dividend of $0.8389 per share on Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. View Vanguard Utilities ETF's Dividend History.

Who are Vanguard Utilities ETF's key executives?

Vanguard Utilities 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)

Has Vanguard Utilities ETF been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about VPU stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vanguard Utilities ETF earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 48.11 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Vanguard Utilities ETF's major shareholders?

Vanguard Utilities ETF's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.93%), LPL Financial LLC (0.93%), Dowling & Yahnke LLC (0.51%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.45%), Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (0.40%) and Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.36%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Vanguard Utilities ETF.

Which institutional investors are selling Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?

VPU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including D Orazio & Associates Inc., Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Atria Investments LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, First Allied Advisory Services Inc., Dowling & Yahnke LLC and Wells Fargo & Company MN. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vanguard Utilities ETF.

Which institutional investors are buying Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?

VPU stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Personal Capital Advisors Corp, LPL Financial LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, UBS Group AG, Cetera Advisors LLC, Annex Advisory Services LLC, Relative Value Partners Group LLC and Private Advisor Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vanguard Utilities ETF.

How do I buy shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF?

Shares of VPU 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 Utilities ETF's stock price today?

One share of VPU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $110.33.

How big of a company is Vanguard Utilities ETF?

Vanguard Utilities ETF has a market capitalization of $2.49 billion.

How can I contact Vanguard Utilities ETF?

Vanguard Utilities 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 Utilities ETF (VPU)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  18 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  18 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  36
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Vanguard Utilities ETF and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VPU will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VPU will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

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Dividends

Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) Dividend Information

Vanguard Utilities ETF pays an annual dividend of $3.61 per share, with a dividend yield of 3.27%. VPU's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Wednesday, March 21.
Most Recent Dividend:3/21/2018
Annual Dividend:$3.61
Dividend Yield:3.27%
Payout Ratio(s):N/A
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU)

Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
3/15/2018quarterly$0.83893.03%3/16/20183/19/20183/21/2018
12/13/2017quarterly$0.93543.07%12/14/201712/15/201712/19/2017
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

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Headlines

Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA VPU) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
Trends in Capacity Utilization across US Industries in AprilTrends in Capacity Utilization across US Industries in April
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 10:02 AM
Xcel Energy’s Valuation, Analysts’ Views, and Target PriceXcel Energy’s Valuation, Analysts’ Views, and Target Price
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 9:55 AM
Why Cummins Fell (And When Ill Start Buying)Why Cummins Fell (And When I'll Start Buying)
seekingalpha.com - May 11 at 10:17 AM
Wednesdays ETF Movers: OIH, VPUWednesday's ETF Movers: OIH, VPU
www.nasdaq.com - May 9 at 4:35 PM
Tracking How Far They Fell: April EditionTracking How Far They Fell: April Edition
seekingalpha.com - May 4 at 9:19 AM
Why Rising Treasury Yields Could Be Bad News for Utility StocksWhy Rising Treasury Yields Could Be Bad News for Utility Stocks
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 4:44 PM
Assessing FirstEnergy’s Revenues and Earnings TrendsAssessing FirstEnergy’s Revenues and Earnings Trends
finance.yahoo.com - April 6 at 9:50 AM
Comparing the Total Returns of FirstEnergy and Its PeersComparing the Total Returns of FirstEnergy and Its Peers
finance.yahoo.com - April 5 at 4:29 PM
Do Dominion and NextEra Have Attractive Upsides?Do Dominion and NextEra Have Attractive Upsides?
finance.yahoo.com - April 5 at 9:06 AM
What XLU’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest IndicateWhat XLU’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest Indicate
finance.yahoo.com - April 3 at 4:33 PM
XLU: How Interest Rates Affect UtilitiesXLU: How Interest Rates Affect Utilities
finance.yahoo.com - March 26 at 4:23 PM
4 Utilities ETFs Shine Amid Market Uncertainty4 Utilities ETFs Shine Amid Market Uncertainty
finance.yahoo.com - March 23 at 4:28 PM
How FirstEnergy Stock Ranks against PeersHow FirstEnergy Stock Ranks against Peers
finance.yahoo.com - March 20 at 4:24 PM
Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.84Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.84
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 15 at 6:14 PM
A Look at Southern Company’s Moving Averages and Short InterestA Look at Southern Company’s Moving Averages and Short Interest
finance.yahoo.com - March 13 at 6:24 PM
Citadel Advisors LLC Purchases New Position in Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)Citadel Advisors LLC Purchases New Position in Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 4 at 5:18 AM
Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. Boosts Stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. Boosts Stake in Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 3 at 8:48 AM
PPL Corporation and Institutional Activity in 4Q17PPL Corporation and Institutional Activity in 4Q17
finance.yahoo.com - March 1 at 9:07 AM
First Republic Investment Management Inc. Purchases 908 Shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)First Republic Investment Management Inc. Purchases 908 Shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 1 at 9:00 AM
A Look at Institutional Activity in Southern Company in 4Q17A Look at Institutional Activity in Southern Company in 4Q17
finance.yahoo.com - February 28 at 9:20 AM
Why Has PPL Corp. Fallen On Hard Times?Why Has PPL Corp. Fallen On Hard Times?
seekingalpha.com - February 27 at 9:24 AM
Utilities ETFs Show Surprising StrengthUtilities ETFs Show Surprising Strength
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 4:58 PM
How’s Southern Company Stock Placed after Its 4Q17 Results?How’s Southern Company Stock Placed after Its 4Q17 Results?
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 4:53 PM
NextEra Energy’s Dividend Outlook and Growth ProspectsNextEra Energy’s Dividend Outlook and Growth Prospects
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 4:53 PM
Southern Company’s Target Price and Analysts’ ViewsSouthern Company’s Target Price and Analysts’ Views
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 4:53 PM
How Treasury Yields Weighed on UtilitiesHow Treasury Yields Weighed on Utilities
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 4:43 PM
Southern Company’s Price Targets ahead of 4Q17 EarningsSouthern Company’s Price Targets ahead of 4Q17 Earnings
finance.yahoo.com - February 15 at 4:38 PM
What Could Drive Duke Energy’s 4Q17 Revenues?What Could Drive Duke Energy’s 4Q17 Revenues?
finance.yahoo.com - February 15 at 8:43 AM
What Do Duke Energy’s Chart Indicators Suggest?What Do Duke Energy’s Chart Indicators Suggest?
finance.yahoo.com - February 15 at 8:43 AM
Analyzing Southern Company’s Dividends before Its Ex-Dividend DateAnalyzing Southern Company’s Dividends before Its Ex-Dividend Date
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 9:15 AM
XLU: Analyzing Utilities’ Premium Dividend YieldXLU: Analyzing Utilities’ Premium Dividend Yield
finance.yahoo.com - February 7 at 9:15 AM
What Drove NextEra Energy’s 4Q17 Revenues?What Drove NextEra Energy’s 4Q17 Revenues?
finance.yahoo.com - January 30 at 9:37 AM
How Are Utilities’ Dividend Yields and Valuations Trending?How Are Utilities’ Dividend Yields and Valuations Trending?
finance.yahoo.com - January 18 at 8:08 AM
Vanguard Utilities ETF Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.94 (VPU)Vanguard Utilities ETF Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.94 (VPU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 13 at 6:56 PM

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