PFG Advisors Raises Holdings in Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA:VHT)

PFG Advisors lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA:VHT) by 13.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,300 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 380 shares during the period. PFG Advisors’ holdings in Vanguard Health Care ETF were worth $635,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Voya Financial Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of Vanguard Health Care ETF by 2.5% during the 3rd quarter. Voya Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 2,424 shares of the company’s stock worth $403,000 after purchasing an additional 58 shares in the last quarter. Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC grew its stake in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter. Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC now owns 7,308 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,225,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares during the period. Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 1.1% in the 3rd quarter. Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC now owns 5,317 shares of the company’s stock worth $891,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares during the period. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC grew its stake in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 4.2% in the 3rd quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC now owns 1,747 shares of the company’s stock worth $293,000 after acquiring an additional 71 shares during the period. Finally, AE Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 9,469 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,588,000 after acquiring an additional 77 shares during the period.

VHT stock opened at $194.12 on Wednesday. Vanguard Health Care ETF has a one year low of $159.00 and a one year high of $194.54. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $190.05 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $176.67.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 17th were paid a $0.7169 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 16th. This represents a $2.87 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.48%.

In related news, insider Highnam Ralph 16,190,485 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 22nd.

Vanguard Health Care ETF Profile

Vanguard Health Care ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Health Care 25/50 Index, a benchmark of large-, mid-, and small-cap United States stocks in the health care sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of two main industry groups.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA:VHT)

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