Smart Portfolios LLC Sells 1,620 Shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)

Smart Portfolios LLC decreased its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 124,383 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,620 shares during the quarter. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF accounts for about 3.2% of Smart Portfolios LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 14th largest position. Smart Portfolios LLC’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF were worth $5,100,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Rainier Group Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 1st quarter worth approximately $115,000. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd purchased a new position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $127,000. Marino Stram & Associates LLC grew its position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 96.7% during the 2nd quarter. Marino Stram & Associates LLC now owns 3,199 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 1,573 shares in the last quarter. Quad Cities Investment Group LLC purchased a new position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $157,000. Finally, Nadler Financial Group Inc. purchased a new position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $202,000.

Shares of NYSEARCA:VWO opened at $38.75 on Thursday. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a 12-month low of $37.36 and a 12-month high of $50.99.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 27th were paid a dividend of $0.4746 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 26th. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.90%. This is a positive change from Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09.

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF Company Profile

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, that measures the return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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