NYSEARCA:VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $118.53 -0.18 (-0.15 %) (As of 01/18/2019 03:40 PM ET)Previous Close$118.71Today's Range$118.51 - $118.9152-Week Range$104.82 - $127.07Volume2,963 shsAverage Volume202,902 shsMarket CapitalizationN/AP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield3.23%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionChartDividendInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive VPU News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VPU and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Basic Details Issuer Vanguard Fund NameVanguard Utilities ETF Tax ClassificationRegulated Investment Company SymbolNYSEARCA:VPU Inception Date1/26/2004 Fund ManagerMichael A. Johnson, Awais Khan Webwww.vanguard.com 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$2.73 billion Average Daily Volume$257,139.00 Discount/Premium0.99% 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 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 Wednesday, December 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $1.0179 per share on Tuesday, December 18th. This represents a $4.07 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. This is a boost from Vanguard Utilities ETF's previous quarterly dividend of $0.93. View Vanguard Utilities ETF's Dividend History. Has Vanguard Utilities ETF been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about VPU stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. 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 Utilities ETF earned a news impact score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. 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) 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 Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.54%), Polianta Ltd (0.23%), American Investment Services Inc. (0.17%), Heritage Trust Co (0.12%), Nachman Norwood & Parrott Inc (0.08%) and PFG Advisors (0.04%). Which major investors are selling Vanguard Utilities ETF stock? VPU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Investment Services Inc., First Financial Corp IN and Heritage Trust Co. Which major investors are buying Vanguard Utilities ETF stock? VPU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Polianta Ltd, Nachman Norwood & Parrott Inc, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, PFG Advisors, Strategic Wealth Management Group LLC, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co., North Star Investment Management Corp. and Advisors Preferred LLC. 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 $118.53. What is Vanguard Utilities ETF's official website? The official website for Vanguard Utilities ETF is http://www.vanguard.com/. 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: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 35 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 38 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 73MarketBeat'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 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Liquidity?