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

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$117.63 +1.16 (+1.00 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 02:58 AM ET)
Previous Close$116.47
Today's Range$116.67 - $118.16
52-Week Range$104.82 - $125.54
Volume64,032 shs
Average Volume197,944 shs
Market Capitalization$2.49 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.22%
BetaN/A
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$2.68 billion
Average Daily Volume$154,709.00
Discount/Premium-0.46%

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

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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, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 29th will be paid a dividend of $1.0156 per share on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $4.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th. This is an increase from Vanguard Utilities ETF's previous quarterly dividend of $0.84. View Vanguard Utilities ETF's Dividend History.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Vanguard Utilities ETF?

0 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Vanguard Utilities ETF in the last year. There are currently for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "N/A."

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 articles about VPU stock have trended positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vanguard Utilities ETF earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.64 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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Beacon Capital Management Inc. (5.04%), Atria Investments LLC (0.05%), Prospera Financial Services Inc (0.01%), Founders Financial Securities LLC (0.01%), Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC (0.01%) and TD Ameritrade Trust Co (0.01%). 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 Beacon Capital Management Inc., Atria Investments LLC and Founders Financial Securities LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vanguard Utilities ETF.

Which major investors are buying Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?

VPU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prospera Financial Services Inc, Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC, TD Ameritrade Trust Co, Bank of Montreal Can and Norway Savings Bank. 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 $117.63.

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 (NYSEARCA VPU)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  23 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  27 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  50
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.
This page was last updated on 7/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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