Associated Banc Corp Decreases Stock Position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

Associated Banc Corp cut its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 1.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 74,053 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,123 shares during the quarter. Associated Banc Corp’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF were worth $3,147,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc raised its position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 1.8% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 54,172,067 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,221,054,000 after acquiring an additional 980,231 shares during the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. raised its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 932,779 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $35,539,000 after buying an additional 30,234 shares during the last quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 7.5% in the fourth quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc. now owns 533,115 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $20,312,000 after buying an additional 37,092 shares during the last quarter. Perennial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 5.4% in the fourth quarter. Perennial Advisors LLC now owns 9,224 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $351,000 after buying an additional 475 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Evolution Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $131,000.

Shares of NYSEARCA:VWO traded up $0.61 during trading on Monday, reaching $43.14. The stock had a trading volume of 17,881,646 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,785,779. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $41.05. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a fifty-two week low of $36.35 and a fifty-two week high of $44.19.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 18th were given a $0.2792 dividend. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 17th. This is a positive change from Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08.

About Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, that measures the return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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