Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VOO) Short Interest Up 55.1% in January

Vanguard 500 Index Fund (NYSEARCA:VOO) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,516,771 shares, an increase of 55.1% from the January 12th total of 978,212 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,487,593 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.4 days.

Shares of Vanguard 500 Index Fund (NYSEARCA VOO) opened at $247.76 on Thursday. Vanguard 500 Index Fund has a 12-month low of $212.62 and a 12-month high of $263.37.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC lifted its position in Vanguard 500 Index Fund by 114.4% in the 4th quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC now owns 4,042 shares of the company’s stock worth $991,000 after buying an additional 2,157 shares during the last quarter. Clark Capital Management Group Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard 500 Index Fund in the 4th quarter worth approximately $977,000. LPL Financial LLC lifted its position in Vanguard 500 Index Fund by 2.5% in the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 1,066,098 shares of the company’s stock worth $261,503,000 after buying an additional 25,960 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC lifted its position in Vanguard 500 Index Fund by 29.5% in the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 35,827 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,787,000 after buying an additional 8,159 shares during the last quarter. Finally, STA Wealth Management LLC lifted its position in Vanguard 500 Index Fund by 7.6% in the 4th quarter. STA Wealth Management LLC now owns 159,706 shares of the company’s stock worth $39,174,000 after buying an additional 11,285 shares during the last quarter.

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About Vanguard 500 Index Fund

Vanguard 500 Index Fund (the Fund) is an open-end investment company, or mutual fund. The Fund offers four classes of shares: Investor Shares, Admiral Shares, Signal Shares, and Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Shares. The Fund seeks to track the investment performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, an unmanaged benchmark representing the United States large-capitalization stocks.

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