Alphasimplex Group LLC Takes Position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND)

Alphasimplex Group LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 3,754 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $305,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of BND. RiverFront Investment Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 4th quarter worth about $173,360,000. Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blaney LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 4th quarter worth about $169,753,000. Executive Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 4th quarter worth about $134,672,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 9.8% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 15,472,363 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,256,047,000 after purchasing an additional 1,380,308 shares during the last quarter. Finally, QS Investors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 11.4% in the 4th quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 13,413,969 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,062,521,000 after purchasing an additional 1,367,873 shares during the last quarter.

BND opened at $82.22 on Thursday. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a twelve month low of $77.46 and a twelve month high of $82.44.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 4th were issued a $0.193 dividend. This is a positive change from Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.82%.

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About Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the Index). The Index measures a spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed-income securities in the United States, including government, corporate and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, all with maturities of more than one year.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND)

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