Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) Short Interest Update

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,409,919 shares, a drop of 47.9% from the January 12th total of 8,467,791 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,913,720 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. HPM Partners LLC raised its stake in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 10.6% during the 4th quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 9,103 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $538,000 after acquiring an additional 873 shares during the period. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 23.2% during the fourth quarter. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC now owns 4,847 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $287,000 after buying an additional 914 shares during the last quarter. Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd. raised its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 2.6% during the fourth quarter. Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd. now owns 37,190 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,200,000 after buying an additional 945 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC raised its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 3.3% during the third quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 29,846 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,734,000 after buying an additional 955 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Homrich & Berg raised its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 10.2% during the fourth quarter. Homrich & Berg now owns 10,708 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $633,000 after buying an additional 987 shares during the last quarter.

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA VGK) traded up $0.06 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $59.73. 1,266,668 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,547,871. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF has a 12 month low of $49.37 and a 12 month high of $63.60. The company has a market cap of $19,620.00 and a PE ratio of -6.06.

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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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