Starr International Co. Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Financials ETF (NYSEARCA:VFH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 74,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,776,000. Vanguard Financials ETF accounts for 1.9% of Starr International Co. Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest holding. Starr International Co. Inc. owned about 0.07% of Vanguard Financials 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 Financials ETF by 5,740.5% during the 1st quarter. Beacon Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,895,488 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,335,000 after acquiring an additional 1,863,034 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Financials ETF by 542.4% in the 4th quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 389,037 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,094,000 after purchasing an additional 328,479 shares in the last quarter. Welch Capital Partners LLC NY bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Financials ETF in the 4th quarter worth approximately $5,594,000. Eagle Global Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Financials ETF in the 4th quarter worth approximately $5,563,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Financials ETF by 94.2% in the 3rd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 107,662 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,469,000 after purchasing an additional 52,225 shares in the last quarter.
Shares of VFH traded up $0.61 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $67.30. The company had a trading volume of 569,826 shares, compared to its average volume of 719,299. Vanguard Financials ETF has a 52 week low of $55.16 and a 52 week high of $72.97.
About Vanguard Financials ETF
Vanguard Financials ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Financials Index Fund. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) US Investable Market Financials Index, an index of stocks of large, medium and small United States companies in the financials sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).
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