Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 12,521,782 shares, a decrease of 25.2% from the January 15th total of 16,742,735 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 18,374,189 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.7 days.

Shares of NYSEARCA VWO opened at $40.85 on Thursday. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a 1-year low of $36.35 and a 1-year high of $49.15.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of VWO. Kings Point Capital Management lifted its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 26.2% in the fourth quarter. Kings Point Capital Management now owns 45,611 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,738,000 after acquiring an additional 9,464 shares in the last quarter. Ally Invest Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF in the fourth quarter worth about $6,600,000. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 23.1% in the fourth quarter. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC now owns 91,962 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,504,000 after acquiring an additional 17,231 shares in the last quarter. Magnus Financial Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF in the fourth quarter worth about $4,856,000. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 61.7% in the fourth quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,373,294 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $52,321,000 after acquiring an additional 523,910 shares in the last quarter.

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About Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

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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