Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) Stake Raised by Gleason Group Inc.

Gleason Group Inc. increased its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 53,283 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 527 shares during the period. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF comprises about 1.3% of Gleason Group Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 12th largest holding. Gleason Group Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF were worth $2,304,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in VWO. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its stake in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 1.8% in the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 32,550 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,383,000 after acquiring an additional 583 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 9.8% in the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 46,241 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,551,000 after acquiring an additional 4,114 shares in the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management lifted its stake in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 5.4% in the 1st quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 187,302 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $6,284,000 after acquiring an additional 9,593 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 39.5% during the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 382,455 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $12,833,000 after purchasing an additional 108,271 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Enterprise Financial Services Corp raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 264.9% during the 1st quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 7,297 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $245,000 after purchasing an additional 5,297 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of VWO traded up $0.18 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $44.74. 4,824,794 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 16,736,977. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a 12-month low of $29.95 and a 12-month high of $45.92. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $43.91 and a 200-day simple moving average of $40.39.

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 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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