NYSEARCA:VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF Stock Price, News & Analysis

$140.63
+0.63 (+0.45 %)
(As of 09/17/2019 03:51 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$140.54
Now: $140.63
$141.45
50-Day Range
$131.78
MA: $136.92
$141.33
52-Week Range
$113.06
Now: $140.63
$142.00
Volume1,750 shs
Average Volume191,237 shs
Market Capitalization$4.21 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield2.76%
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.

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 Investable Market Utilities 25/50 Index
CategorySector
FocusUtilities
Development LevelDeveloped Markets
RegionNorth America

Fund Statistics

Assets Under Management$4.20 billion
Average Daily Volume$179,563.50
Discount/Premium-0.07%

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 20th. Investors of record on Friday, March 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.9454 per share on Tuesday, March 26th. This represents a $3.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 21st. View Vanguard Utilities ETF's Dividend History.

Has Vanguard Utilities ETF been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about VPU stock have been trending negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring 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 positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Vanguard Utilities ETF earned a media sentiment score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Vanguard Utilities ETF.

What other stocks do shareholders of Vanguard Utilities ETF own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Vanguard Utilities ETF investors own include Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Verizon Communications (VZ), The Coca-Cola (KO), Plains All American Pipeline (PAA), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), AbbVie (ABBV), Chevron (CVX), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Walmart (WMT).

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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Beacon Capital Management Inc. (4.58%), Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC (2.72%), Morgan Stanley (2.01%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.78%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (1.50%) and LPL Financial LLC (1.32%).

Which institutional investors are selling Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?

VPU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, Ameritas Investment Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Beacon Capital Management Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Quantitative Advantage LLC, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. and HighTower Advisors LLC.

Which institutional investors are buying Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?

VPU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC, Redhawk Wealth Advisors Inc., Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc., Morgan Stanley, UBS Group AG, Jane Street Group LLC, Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors LLC and Meritage Portfolio Management.

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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Vanguard Utilities ETF's stock price today?

One share of VPU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $140.70.

How big of a company is Vanguard Utilities ETF?

Vanguard Utilities ETF has a market capitalization of $4.21 billion. View Additional Information About Vanguard Utilities ETF.

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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  51 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  46 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  97
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 9/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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