Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSE:VEA) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 13,471,128 shares, an increase of 54.6% from the August 15th total of 8,711,658 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,111,891 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of VEA. Betterment LLC grew its stake in Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF by 13.0% during the second quarter. Betterment LLC now owns 65,512,942 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,706,995,000 after acquiring an additional 7,535,415 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its stake in Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF by 147.9% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 11,379,560 shares of the company’s stock valued at $470,204,000 after acquiring an additional 6,789,313 shares in the last quarter. TIAA FSB purchased a new position in Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF during the second quarter valued at approximately $194,398,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF by 4.2% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 105,914,164 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,376,373,000 after acquiring an additional 4,291,456 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wealthfront Inc. grew its stake in Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF by 16.2% during the second quarter. Wealthfront Inc. now owns 21,568,350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $891,204,000 after acquiring an additional 3,004,922 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSE:VEA) opened at 43.31 on Friday. Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF has a one year low of $35.52 and a one year high of $43.58. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $42.55 and its 200-day moving average is $41.13.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.179 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 20th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.65%.

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