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NYSEARCA:VPUVanguard Utilities ETF Stock Price, Forecast & News

$131.29
+1.04 (+0.80 %)
(As of 05/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$129.26
Now: $131.29
$131.79
50-Day Range
$120.18
MA: $126.40
$133.80
52-Week Range
$96.09
Now: $131.29
$156.43
Volume547,312 shs
Average Volume303,427 shs
Market Capitalization$4.01 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.05%
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 0.0Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

0.87 out of 5 stars


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$4.00 billion
Average Daily Volume$221,847.70
Discount/Premium0.09%

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

How has Vanguard Utilities ETF's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Vanguard Utilities ETF's stock was trading at $132.23 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, VPU shares have decreased by 0.7% and is now trading at $131.29. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

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 Monday, December 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 17th will be paid a dividend of $1.0223 per share on Thursday, December 19th. This represents a $4.09 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.11%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 16th. This is a boost from Vanguard Utilities ETF's previous quarterly dividend of $0.95. View Vanguard Utilities ETF's dividend history.

Has Vanguard Utilities ETF been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about VPU stock have trended negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to five being the most favorable. Vanguard Utilities ETF earned a media sentiment score of -2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutVanguard 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), AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Coca-Cola (KO), Walmart (WMT), AbbVie (ABBV), Chevron (CVX), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Bank of America (BAC).

Who are Vanguard Utilities ETF's key executives?

Vanguard Utilities ETF's management team includes the following 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)

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."

Who are Vanguard Utilities ETF's major shareholders?

Vanguard Utilities ETF's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Advisor Group Holdings Inc. (2.92%), Beacon Capital Management Inc. (2.22%), Morgan Stanley (2.03%), Morgan Stanley (2.03%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (1.39%) and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. (1.26%).

Which institutional 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., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Level Four Advisory Services LLC, Proequities Inc., and Avantax Advisory Services 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 Advisor Group Holdings Inc., Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co., AE Wealth Management LLC, UBS Group AG, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., M&T Bank Corp, and KCM Investment Advisors 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, 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 $131.29.

How big of a company is Vanguard Utilities ETF?

Vanguard Utilities ETF has a market capitalization of $4.01 billion.

What is Vanguard Utilities ETF's official website?

The official website for Vanguard Utilities ETF is 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.

This page was last updated on 6/1/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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