Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (VB) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 553,264 shares, a decrease of 33.4% from the November 30th total of 831,139 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 853,559 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.6 days.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Vanguard Small-Cap ETF stock. Hefty Wealth Partners boosted its position in Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) by 4.1% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,650 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 418 shares during the period. Hefty Wealth Partners’ holdings in Vanguard Small-Cap ETF were worth $1,574,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Shares of Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA VB) opened at $149.46 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $21,940.00 and a P/E ratio of 17.38. Vanguard Small-Cap ETF has a one year low of $128.81 and a one year high of $150.25.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.775 per share. This represents a $3.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. Vanguard Small-Cap ETF’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 23.26%.

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