Parsec Financial Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 6.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 206,916 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 11,878 shares during the period. Parsec Financial Management Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd were worth $8,448,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 3,890.3% in the second quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,186,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $29,066,000 after buying an additional 1,157,024 shares during the period. Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Adviser L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd during the second quarter valued at about $33,221,000. Personal Capital Advisors Corp increased its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 10.2% in the second quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 6,761,148 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $276,058,000 after buying an additional 627,334 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 130.0% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 375,543 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $15,332,000 after buying an additional 212,283 shares during the period. Finally, Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC increased its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 113.4% in the second quarter. Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC now owns 387,428 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $15,819,000 after buying an additional 205,862 shares during the period.

Shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA VWO) opened at 43.24 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $41.59 and a 200 day moving average of $40.14. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd has a 52 week low of $34.71 and a 52 week high of $43.30.

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About Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd

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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