Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) Short Interest Update

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,141,909 shares, an increase of 67.3% from the December 15th total of 682,744 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,380,151 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.5 days.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Jones Financial Companies Lllp grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 2.9% during the fourth quarter. Jones Financial Companies Lllp now owns 54,011,847 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,405,746,000 after buying an additional 1,546,774 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 8.6% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,835,070 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,536,377,000 after buying an additional 1,492,824 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 89.7% during the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 17,563,903 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,439,533,000 after buying an additional 8,303,236 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 6.2% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 15,843,331 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,292,340,000 after buying an additional 918,173 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 16.8% during the fourth quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 15,294,119 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,247,599,000 after buying an additional 2,199,174 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $79.48. The stock had a trading volume of 301,205 shares. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a 1-year low of $79.35 and a 1-year high of $82.71.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 2nd were given a dividend of $0.1766 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 1st. This is an increase from Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.67%.

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Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Company Profile

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the Index). The Index measures a spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed-income securities in the United States, including government, corporate and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, all with maturities of more than one year.

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