Smithfield Trust Co. boosted its stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) by 113.8% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 140,347 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 74,713 shares during the period. Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF comprises about 1.1% of Smithfield Trust Co.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest position. Smithfield Trust Co.’s holdings in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF were worth $7,390,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Garde Capital Inc. purchased a new position in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF during the second quarter valued at approximately $372,000. First Heartland Consultants Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF during the second quarter worth about $386,000. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF by 8.3% in the second quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 8,612 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $454,000 after buying an additional 659 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF by 19.2% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 71,438 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,762,000 after buying an additional 11,494 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF by 14.3% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 189,178 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $9,962,000 after buying an additional 23,606 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) opened at 52.80 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $52.72 and its 200-day moving average is $52.57. Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF has a 52 week low of $51.82 and a 52 week high of $54.01.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd will be paid a $0.096 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 1st. This is an increase from Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.07. This represents a $1.15 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.18%.

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Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF Company Profile

Vanguard Mortgage Backed Securities ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted, mortgage-backed securities index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. MBS Float Adjusted Index (the Index).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS)

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