GM Advisory Group Inc. lessened its stake in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 15.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 76,548 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 13,974 shares during the period. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd comprises approximately 1.0% of GM Advisory Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest holding. GM Advisory Group Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd were worth $3,125,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VWO. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA raised its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 41.2% in the second quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 20,518 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $838,000 after buying an additional 5,986 shares during the period. Brighton Jones LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd in the second quarter valued at approximately $443,000. First Heartland Consultants Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd in the second quarter valued at approximately $376,000. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP raised its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 359.5% in the second quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP now owns 160,290 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $6,544,000 after buying an additional 125,410 shares during the period. Finally, E&G Advisors LP raised its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 25.4% in the second quarter. E&G Advisors LP now owns 67,005 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,736,000 after buying an additional 13,552 shares during the period.

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Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) traded up 0.0678% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $44.4401. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,122,040 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $43.86 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.47. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd has a 52-week low of $34.71 and a 52-week high of $45.27.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 21st will be given a dividend of $0.522 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 20th. This represents a $2.09 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.70%. This is a boost from Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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