Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (NYSEARCA:BND) Shares Bought by Symmetry Partners LLC

Symmetry Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (NYSEARCA:BND) by 11.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 352,815 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 35,292 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund comprises about 12.0% of Symmetry Partners LLC’s holdings, making the stock its largest position. Symmetry Partners LLC owned 0.08% of Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund worth $28,200,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of BND. Canal Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund by 8.3% in the fourth quarter. Canal Capital Management LLC now owns 8,432 shares of the company’s stock worth $688,000 after purchasing an additional 644 shares during the period. NEXT Financial Group Inc grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 10,404 shares of the company’s stock worth $849,000 after purchasing an additional 655 shares during the period. Gould Asset Management LLC CA grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Gould Asset Management LLC CA now owns 22,293 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,818,000 after purchasing an additional 665 shares during the period. Courier Capital LLC grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. Courier Capital LLC now owns 7,226 shares of the company’s stock worth $589,000 after purchasing an additional 692 shares during the period. Finally, Commerce Bank grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Commerce Bank now owns 81,854 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,677,000 after purchasing an additional 702 shares during the period.

NYSEARCA:BND traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $78.37. The company had a trading volume of 29,162 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,415,263. Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund has a twelve month low of $78.41 and a twelve month high of $78.53.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 4th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 2nd were issued a $0.1784 dividend. This represents a $2.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.73%. This is a boost from Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund’s previous monthly dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 1st.

About Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the Index). The Index measures a spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed-income securities in the United States, including government, corporate and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, all with maturities of more than one year.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (NYSEARCA:BND)

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