Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VMBS) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 180,900 shares, a decrease of 81.4% from the January 15th total of 972,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,755,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.1 days.

NASDAQ:VMBS opened at $51.34 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $52.35 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $52.94. Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares has a 12-month low of $51.02 and a 12-month high of $54.05.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 4th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 2nd were paid a $0.059 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 1st. This represents a $0.71 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.38%.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. True North Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,161,000. Eagle Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 9.4% in the fourth quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 26,819 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,415,000 after buying an additional 2,294 shares during the period. Forefront Analytics LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $302,000. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC raised its stake in Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 519.8% in the fourth quarter. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC now owns 263,637 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $13,931,000 after buying an additional 221,099 shares during the period. Finally, Mission Wealth Management LP grew its position in shares of Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares by 5.7% in the fourth quarter. Mission Wealth Management LP now owns 1,095,891 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $57,907,000 after purchasing an additional 58,629 shares during the last quarter.

Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund ETF Shares Company Profile

Vanguard Mortgage Backed Securities ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted, mortgage-backed securities index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. MBS Float Adjusted Index (the Index).

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