Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ:VMBS) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 367,075 shares, a decline of 29.4% from the August 15th total of 520,186 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 648,648 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 days.

Shares of Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF (NASDAQ VMBS) opened at 52.93 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $52.91 and a 200-day moving average of $52.69. Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF has a 12-month low of $51.82 and a 12-month high of $54.01.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 6th were issued a $0.097 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 1st. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.20%. This is a boost from Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.07.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. purchased a new stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF in the second quarter worth approximately $127,000. Citigroup Inc. boosted its holdings in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF by 198.6% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,899 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $153,000 after purchasing an additional 1,928 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its holdings in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF by 2.4% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 4,096 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $216,000 after purchasing an additional 96 shares during the last quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF in the second quarter worth approximately $256,000. Finally, Garde Capital Inc. purchased a new stake in Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF in the second quarter worth approximately $372,000.

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Vanguard Mortgage Bkd Sects ETF 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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