Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VMBS) Brief Interest Update


Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VMBS) benefited from a sharp decline in short interest in December. As of December 31, there was short interest totaling 210,100 shares, a decrease of 90.3% from the total of 2,160,000 shares as of December 15. Based on an average daily volume of 1,390,400 shares, the day-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently changed their positions in the company. Fortis Advisors LLC increased its position in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 179.6% during the third quarter. Fortis Advisors LLC now owns 948 shares of the exchange-traded fund worth $51,000 after acquiring an additional 609 shares during the period. NWK Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares during Q2 for a value of approximately $57,000. Newbridge Financial Services Group Inc. increased its position in shares of the Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF by 736.7% during the 3rd quarter. Newbridge Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,230 shares of the exchange-traded fund worth $66,000 after acquiring an additional 1,083 shares during the period. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC increased its position in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 1,959.0% during Q3. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,256 shares of the exchange-traded fund worth $67,000 after acquiring an additional 1,195 shares during the period. Finally, Sofos Investments Inc. increased its position in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 25.3% during the second quarter. Sofos Investments Inc. now owns 1,435 shares of the exchange-traded fund worth $71,000 after acquiring an additional 290 shares during the period.

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Shares of VMBS opened at $52.08 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $52.82 and its 200-day moving average price is $53.17. Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares has a 1-year low of $52.07 and a 1-year high of $54.13.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 29. Investors of record on Monday, December 27 received a dividend of $0.054. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 23. This represents a dividend of $0.65 on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.24%. This is a boost from Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares’ previous monthly dividend of $0.05.

About Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares

Vanguard Mortgage Backed Securities ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted index of mortgage-backed securities. The Fund uses a passive management or index investing approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital US MBS Float Adjusted Index (the Index).

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