MML Investors Services LLC grew its holdings in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) by 30.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 43,658 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,090 shares during the period. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF were worth $2,248,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF during the 3rd quarter worth $217,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its position in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF by 57.5% during the 3rd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 71,140 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,628,000 after buying an additional 25,976 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF by 16.3% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,076,209 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $105,887,000 after buying an additional 291,102 shares in the last quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF by 31.9% during the 3rd quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 25,759 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,309,000 after buying an additional 6,229 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF by 29.1% during the 3rd quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 92,563 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,721,000 after buying an additional 20,840 shares in the last quarter.

VMBS opened at $52.26 on Friday. Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF has a 12-month low of $50.19 and a 12-month high of $52.31.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 4th were given a dividend of $0.116 per share. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 1st.

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Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities 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-Backed Securities ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS)

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