Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management Boosts Position in Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT)

Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT) by 0.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 23,440 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 93 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Information Technology ETF makes up 2.2% of Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management’s holdings in Vanguard Information Technology ETF were worth $5,739,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vigilant Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 784.2% during the third quarter. Vigilant Capital Management LLC now owns 168 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $36,000 after purchasing an additional 149 shares during the period. Parallel Advisors LLC lifted its position in Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 64.4% in the 3rd quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 171 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $37,000 after purchasing an additional 67 shares during the last quarter. Sandy Spring Bank boosted its stake in Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 41.8% during the 3rd quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 173 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $37,000 after purchasing an additional 51 shares during the period. Garrett Wealth Advisory Group LLC acquired a new position in Vanguard Information Technology ETF during the 3rd quarter valued at about $40,000. Finally, Northwest Investment Counselors LLC acquired a new position in Vanguard Information Technology ETF during the 3rd quarter valued at about $54,000.

Shares of NYSEARCA:VGT traded up $2.13 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $256.74. The stock had a trading volume of 6,803 shares, compared to its average volume of 807,290. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $242.43 and its 200 day simple moving average is $224.32. Vanguard Information Technology ETF has a 1-year low of $171.90 and a 1-year high of $256.19.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 17th were issued a dividend of $0.6513 per share. This represents a $2.61 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 16th. This is a boost from Vanguard Information Technology ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.60.

Vanguard Information Technology ETF Profile

Vanguard Information Technology ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the information technology sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT)

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