Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,853,652 shares, a decline of 41.0% from the October 31st total of 3,141,635 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,852,356 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in VGK. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF in the third quarter valued at about $15,900,000. Optimum Investment Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 65.3% in the third quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors now owns 16,821 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $981,000 after purchasing an additional 6,642 shares during the period. Coastline Trust Co raised its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 10.4% in the third quarter. Coastline Trust Co now owns 15,640 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $912,000 after acquiring an additional 1,470 shares in the last quarter. Truepoint Inc. raised its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 3,081.1% in the third quarter. Truepoint Inc. now owns 279,749 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $280,000 after acquiring an additional 270,955 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Garde Capital Inc. raised its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 8.7% in the third quarter. Garde Capital Inc. now owns 634,905 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $37,034,000 after acquiring an additional 50,597 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA VGK) opened at $58.57 on Friday. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF has a 1-year low of $45.65 and a 1-year high of $59.02.

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About Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF

Vanguard European Stock Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of stocks issued by Companies located in the markets of Europe. The Fund on focuses indexing investment approach by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the common stocks included in the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index.

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