Suntrust Banks Inc. grew its position in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 8.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,655,429 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 128,641 shares during the quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd were worth $67,589,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in VWO. Thomas White International Ltd. increased its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 180.6% in the 2nd quarter. Thomas White International Ltd. now owns 2,514 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 1,618 shares during the period. Barnett & Company Inc. increased its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 203.1% in the 2nd quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 3,446 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $141,000 after buying an additional 2,309 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 28.4% in the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 4,538 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $184,000 after buying an additional 1,003 shares during the period. Barrett Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 11.2% in the 2nd quarter. Barrett Asset Management LLC now owns 4,915 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $201,000 after buying an additional 495 shares during the period. Finally, First Capital Advisors Group LLC. purchased a new position in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd in the 2nd quarter worth about $211,000.

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) traded down 0.63% on Friday, reaching $44.17. 5,090,560 shares of the company traded hands. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd has a 1-year low of $34.71 and a 1-year high of $45.27. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $43.86 and a 200-day moving average of $41.47.

The business 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 $0.522 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 20th. This represents a $2.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.70%. This is a boost from Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.

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

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