Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management Cuts Stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VMBS)

Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management trimmed its position in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VMBS) by 28.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,032 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,984 shares during the quarter. Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management’s holdings in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares were worth $272,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in VMBS. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 121.5% during the 3rd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,194,016 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $390,420,000 after purchasing an additional 3,946,046 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 4.7% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 14,822,232 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $804,403,000 after acquiring an additional 669,361 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH lifted its stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 22.1% during the 3rd quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 2,078,969 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $112,826,000 after acquiring an additional 375,722 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association bought a new position in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares during the 3rd quarter valued at about $18,028,000. Finally, MainStreet Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 1,063.7% during the 3rd quarter. MainStreet Investment Advisors LLC now owns 318,870 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $17,305,000 after acquiring an additional 291,469 shares during the period.

Shares of NASDAQ:VMBS opened at $53.98 on Thursday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $54.08 and its 200-day moving average price is $54.10. Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares has a twelve month low of $50.77 and a twelve month high of $54.74.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 24th were paid a $0.136 dividend. This represents a $1.63 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.02%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 23rd. This is a boost from Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares’s previous monthly dividend of $0.07.

Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares Company 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 Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VMBS)

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