Vanguard Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:VUG) Hits New 52-Week High at $184.95

Vanguard Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:VUG)’s stock price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $184.95 and last traded at $184.46, with a volume of 7236 shares. The stock had previously closed at $184.70.

The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $178.99 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $170.06.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 26th were paid a $0.5077 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 24th. This is an increase from Vanguard Growth ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. This represents a $2.03 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.10%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Jennison Associates LLC increased its stake in Vanguard Growth ETF by 36.2% in the 2nd quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 1,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $286,000 after buying an additional 466 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Growth ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $768,000. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Growth ETF by 81.7% in the 2nd quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 33,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,474,000 after purchasing an additional 15,065 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Growth ETF by 4.9% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 38,915 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,358,000 after purchasing an additional 1,810 shares during the period. Finally, Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Vanguard Growth ETF by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. now owns 114,317 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,679,000 after purchasing an additional 578 shares during the period.

About Vanguard Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:VUG)

Vanguard Growth Index Fund, formerly Vanguard Growth ETF, is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Growth Index Fund, which employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Prime Market Growth Index (the Index). The Index is a diversified index of growth stocks of large United States companies.

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