Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) by 173.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,406 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 891 shares during the quarter. Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA’s holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF were worth $122,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of VNQ. New Potomac Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 320.0% in the fourth quarter. New Potomac Partners LLC now owns 462 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $34,000 after purchasing an additional 352 shares in the last quarter. Athena Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF during the fourth quarter worth $35,000. Vectors Research Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 875.0% during the fourth quarter. Vectors Research Management LLC now owns 585 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $44,000 after purchasing an additional 525 shares during the last quarter. Legacy Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF during the first quarter worth $83,000. Finally, Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 2,738.1% during the fourth quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 1,192 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $90,000 after purchasing an additional 1,150 shares during the last quarter.
Shares of VNQ stock traded down $0.64 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $87.41. 106,650 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,971,671. Vanguard Real Estate ETF has a 52 week low of $71.08 and a 52 week high of $88.09.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 29th were issued a dividend of $0.6159 per share. This represents a $2.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 28th.
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Vanguard Real Estate ETF Profile
Vanguard REIT ETF (the Fund) is an open-end investment company. The Fund invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property. It tracks the return of the MSCI US RIT Index, a gauge of real estate stocks. The Vanguard Group, Inc provides investment advisory services to the Fund.
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