SlateStone Wealth LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA:VHT) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor purchased 9,949 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,908,000.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in VHT. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Health Care ETF by 15,797.0% during the fourth quarter. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 1,419,764 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,403,000 after purchasing an additional 1,410,833 shares in the last quarter. Beacon Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 31.4% during the fourth quarter. Beacon Capital Management Inc. now owns 900,182 shares of the company’s stock valued at $172,601,000 after acquiring an additional 214,909 shares during the last quarter. BB&T Securities LLC increased its position in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 478.7% during the third quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 80,146 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,560,000 after acquiring an additional 66,296 shares during the last quarter. Clark Capital Management Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Vanguard Health Care ETF during the fourth quarter valued at $5,393,000. Finally, Marotta Asset Management purchased a new stake in Vanguard Health Care ETF during the fourth quarter valued at $4,053,000.

Vanguard Health Care ETF stock traded up $0.45 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $196.69. 87,773 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 235,009. Vanguard Health Care ETF has a 12-month low of $159.00 and a 12-month high of $197.80. The business’s 50-day moving average is $193.19 and its 200-day moving average is $179.65.

In related news, insider Highnam Ralph 16,190,485 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 22nd.

Vanguard Health Care ETF Profile

Vanguard Health Care ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Health Care 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the health care sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of two main industry groups.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA:VHT)

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