Smart Portfolios LLC raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 53.1% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 190,425 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 66,042 shares during the quarter. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF accounts for about 5.6% of Smart Portfolios LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest holding. Smart Portfolios LLC’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF were worth $7,256,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 1.1% during the fourth quarter. Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc. now owns 23,059 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $879,000 after acquiring an additional 240 shares in the last quarter. Montecito Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 4.4% during the fourth quarter. Montecito Bank & Trust now owns 5,889 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $224,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. Ayalon Holdings Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. Ayalon Holdings Ltd. now owns 16,748 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $638,000 after acquiring an additional 255 shares in the last quarter. Edge Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 8.0% during the fourth quarter. Edge Wealth Management LLC now owns 3,935 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $150,000 after acquiring an additional 292 shares in the last quarter. Finally, D Orazio & Associates Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 13.6% during the fourth quarter. D Orazio & Associates Inc. now owns 3,172 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $121,000 after acquiring an additional 379 shares in the last quarter.

VWO stock opened at $42.57 on Friday. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a one year low of $36.35 and a one year high of $48.25.

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Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 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.

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