Murphy Middleton Hinkle & Parker Inc. Cuts Stock Holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ)

Murphy Middleton Hinkle & Parker Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,566 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 291 shares during the period. Murphy Middleton Hinkle & Parker Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF were worth $359,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of VNQ. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in Vanguard Real Estate ETF during the first quarter valued at $52,789,000. Synovus Financial Corp grew its stake in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 2,527.2% during the first quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 1,319,714 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $92,121,000 after acquiring an additional 1,269,482 shares in the last quarter. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC purchased a new position in Vanguard Real Estate ETF during the first quarter valued at $73,901,000. Morgan Stanley lifted its position in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 12.8% during the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 6,828,729 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $476,987,000 after purchasing an additional 774,240 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Seven Post Investment Office LP bought a new position in Vanguard Real Estate ETF during the first quarter valued at $53,156,000.

VNQ stock traded down $0.31 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $78.17. 1,558,420 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,823,520. Vanguard Real Estate ETF has a 52 week low of $55.58 and a 52 week high of $99.72. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $78.88 and a 200 day simple moving average of $82.72.

Vanguard Real Estate ETF Profile

Vanguard REIT ETF (the Fund) is an open-end investment company. The Fund invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property. It tracks the return of the MSCI US RIT Index, a gauge of real estate stocks. The Vanguard Group, Inc provides investment advisory services to the Fund.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ)

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