Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) Position Raised by Hanson & Doremus Investment Management

Hanson & Doremus Investment Management grew its position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 6.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 193,533 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,969 shares during the quarter. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF makes up 2.5% of Hanson & Doremus Investment Management’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest position. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF were worth $8,606,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 1.8% during the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 32,550 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,383,000 after buying an additional 583 shares during the last quarter. United Bank lifted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. United Bank now owns 97,886 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,163,000 after buying an additional 4,443 shares during the last quarter. Kanawha Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. Kanawha Capital Management LLC now owns 174,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $7,400,000 after purchasing an additional 6,852 shares during the last quarter. Keudell Morrison Wealth Management purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at about $8,256,000. Finally, AXA lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter. AXA now owns 166,100 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $7,064,000 after purchasing an additional 8,900 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of NYSEARCA VWO traded up $0.17 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $45.56. The stock had a trading volume of 223,445 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,735,557. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $43.98 and a 200-day moving average of $42.10. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a fifty-two week low of $38.98 and a fifty-two week high of $45.92.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 24th were given a dividend of $0.5591 per share. This is a positive change from Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 23rd. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.91%.

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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