Short Interest in Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (VWO) Expands By 22.2%

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA:VWO) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 8,108,430 shares, a growth of 22.2% from the December 15th total of 6,635,647 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,341,865 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days.

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSEARCA VWO) opened at $49.45 on Friday. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd has a fifty-two week low of $36.80 and a fifty-two week high of $49.46. The company has a market capitalization of $71,770.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.68.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were issued a $0.2121 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. This represents a $0.85 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd’s dividend payout ratio is presently -14.32%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 17.7% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 52,148,854 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,129,238,000 after acquiring an additional 7,841,767 shares during the period. Wealthfront Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 6.8% in the 3rd quarter. Wealthfront Inc. now owns 23,199,087 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,010,784,000 after acquiring an additional 1,477,713 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 38.5% in the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 20,355,029 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $886,868,000 after purchasing an additional 5,653,616 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 12.6% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 19,424,493 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $793,103,000 after purchasing an additional 2,168,461 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Betterment LLC boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd by 7.3% in the 3rd quarter. Betterment LLC now owns 19,345,622 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $842,889,000 after purchasing an additional 1,310,115 shares in the last quarter.

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Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd Company Profile

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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