Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) Short Interest Up 51.5% in March

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VTI) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 5,642,012 shares, an increase of 51.5% from the March 15th total of 3,723,456 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,266,237 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.7 days.

Shares of VTI opened at $138.60 on Friday. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF has a 52 week low of $120.37 and a 52 week high of $146.87.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 23rd were given a $0.5661 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 22nd. This represents a $2.26 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.63%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Crewe Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $116,000. Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $117,000. Gradient Investments LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $128,000. Goodman Financial Corp acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $173,000. Finally, Glassman Wealth Services lifted its stake in shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF by 129.3% in the 4th quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 1,330 shares of the company’s stock valued at $183,000 after purchasing an additional 750 shares during the period.

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Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF Company Profile

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, which employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the of the MSCI US Broad Market Index, which represents 99.5% or more of the total market capitalization of all of the United States common stocks traded on the New York and American Stock Exchanges and the Nasdaq over-the-counter market.

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