Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) Shares Acquired by Money Design Co. Ltd.

Money Design Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) by 10.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 187,087 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,091 shares during the period. Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF makes up 1.8% of Money Design Co. Ltd.’s holdings, making the stock its 21st biggest holding. Money Design Co. Ltd. owned approximately 0.09% of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF worth $9,948,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. IFP Advisors Inc grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF by 266.3% in the fourth quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 3,403 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $181,000 after purchasing an additional 2,474 shares in the last quarter. Leicht Financial Planning & Wealth Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF by 41.7% in the fourth quarter. Leicht Financial Planning & Wealth Management Inc. now owns 134,418 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $7,147,000 after purchasing an additional 39,532 shares in the last quarter. HBW Advisory Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $242,000. AE Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF by 14.5% in the fourth quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,363,637 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $72,505,000 after purchasing an additional 172,638 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gradient Investments LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF by 755.0% in the fourth quarter. Gradient Investments LLC now owns 1,368 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $73,000 after purchasing an additional 1,208 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of VMBS stock traded down $0.01 during trading on Friday, reaching $53.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 182 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,221,127. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $53.22 and its 200 day moving average price is $53.12. Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF has a 1-year low of $51.43 and a 1-year high of $53.37.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 27th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 24th were issued a $0.115 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 23rd. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.59%. This is a boost from Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.10.

Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF Profile

Vanguard Mortgage Backed Securities ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted, mortgage-backed securities index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. MBS Float Adjusted Index (the Index).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS)

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