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

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$122.1553 -3.41 (-2.72 %)
(As of 12/17/2018 02:21 PM ET)
Previous Close$125.57
Today's Range$121.98 - $125.74
52-Week Range$104.82 - $127.07
Volume1.25 million shs
Average Volume186,350 shs
Market CapitalizationN/A
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.02%
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$2.88 billion
Average Daily Volume$230,426.00
Discount/Premium-0.23%

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 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 dividend yield of 3.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. This is an increase 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 headlines about VPU stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Vanguard Utilities ETF earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Beacon Capital Management Inc. (6.20%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (4.26%), Morgan Stanley (1.76%), Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (1.22%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (1.07%) and LPL Financial LLC (0.93%).

Which institutional investors are selling Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?

VPU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MML Investors Services LLC, Virtus ETF Advisers LLC, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC, Citadel Advisors LLC, IFP Advisors Inc, American Investment Services Inc. and Exchange Capital Management Inc..

Which institutional investors are buying Vanguard Utilities ETF stock?

VPU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Beacon Capital Management Inc., Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, Morgan Stanley, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Almanack Investment Partners LLC., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. and Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd..

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 $122.1553.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  34 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  36 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  70
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 12/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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