Moneywise Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 38,153 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,469,000. Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF accounts for 3.0% of Moneywise Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 14th largest holding. Moneywise Inc. owned about 0.12% of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Beacon Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF by 828.2% during the 4th quarter. Beacon Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,347,567 shares of the company’s stock worth $555,476,000 after acquiring an additional 5,663,709 shares during the period. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF during the 1st quarter worth approximately $34,311,000. CMC Financial Group bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF in the 4th quarter worth approximately $27,193,000. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF by 37.8% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 653,841 shares of the company’s stock worth $57,325,000 after purchasing an additional 179,215 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Visionary Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF by 328.1% in the 4th quarter. Visionary Asset Management Inc. now owns 160,420 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,038,000 after purchasing an additional 122,944 shares in the last quarter.
Shares of BLV traded up $0.22 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $92.95. The company had a trading volume of 153,871 shares, compared to its average volume of 417,352. Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF has a 52 week low of $83.46 and a 52 week high of $93.03.
The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 2nd were given a $0.2754 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $3.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.56%.
About Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF
Vanguard Bond Index Funds (the Fund), formerly Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF, seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a long-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. It employs a passive management or indexing strategy designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S.Long Government/Credit Bond Index (the Index).
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