Investors purchased shares of Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (NYSEARCA:VPL) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $27.14 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $5.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $21.86 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF had the 23rd highest net in-flow for the day. Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF traded down ($0.08) for the day and closed at $71.23
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 27th will be given a dividend of $0.2449 per share. This is an increase from Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. This represents a $0.98 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 26th.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. AdvisorNet Financial Inc boosted its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF by 1,098.6% during the 2nd quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 1,702 shares of the company’s stock valued at $119,000 after acquiring an additional 1,560 shares during the last quarter. Investment Partners LTD. bought a new stake in Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF in the second quarter worth $206,000. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its position in Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF by 226.9% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 3,645 shares of the company’s stock worth $266,000 after buying an additional 2,530 shares during the last quarter. Brand Asset Management Group Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF in the second quarter worth $270,000. Finally, First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lifted its position in Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF by 66.7% in the first quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 4,028 shares of the company’s stock worth $295,000 after buying an additional 1,612 shares during the last quarter.
Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF, formerly Vanguard MSCI Pacific ETF, is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund. The Fund seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI Pacific Index that consists of common stocks of companies located in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.
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