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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Investment Trusts
Trailing P/E Ratio6.6867396593674
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Price / SalesN/A
Price / CashN/A
Price / BookN/A
Return on Equity18.33%
Return on Assets18.33%
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.8389 per share on Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.05%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. View Vanguard Utilities ETF's Dividend History.
Who are some of Vanguard Utilities ETF's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Vanguard Utilities ETF include iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) (SOXX), PowerShares Fin. Preferred Port. (PGF), Greencoat UK Wind (UKW), Foresight Solar Fund (FSFL), SPDR S&P Retail (XRT), Oakley Capital Investments (OCI), Draper Esprit (GROW), Standard Life Equity Income Trust (SLET), International Biotechnology Trust (IBT), Tiziana Life Sciences (TILS), Gresham House (GHE), PowerShares Dynamic Sm. Cap Growth (PXSG), Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR), Legendary Investments (LEG), Mineral & Financial Investments (MAFL), Amedeo Resources (AMED), Henderson Global Trust (HGL) and Ivy ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers Index Fund (EET).
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 headlines about VPU stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vanguard Utilities ETF earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.86 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.
Who are Vanguard Utilities ETF's major shareholders?
Vanguard Utilities ETF's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Beacon Capital Management Inc. (6.33%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (3.74%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.98%), Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. (0.93%), LPL Financial LLC (0.86%) and D Orazio & Associates Inc. (0.74%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Vanguard Utilities ETF.
Which major investors are selling Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?
VPU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc., Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Private Advisor Group LLC, Brookstone Capital Management, LPL Financial LLC and First Allied Advisory Services Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vanguard Utilities ETF.
Which major investors are buying Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?
VPU stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd., Beacon Capital Management Inc., Jane Street Group LLC, Virtus Fund Advisers LLC, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Millennium Management LLC and Citadel Advisors 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 $109.93.
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.
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Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) Dividend Information
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Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) Dividend History by Quarter
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