Chesley Taft & Associates LLC Has $2.53 Million Holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ)

Chesley Taft & Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) by 5.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 31,331 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,665 shares during the quarter. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF were worth $2,528,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of VNQ. Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 8,510,544 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $693,184,000 after buying an additional 78,683 shares during the period. Creative Planning increased its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 20.3% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,554,959 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $452,451,000 after buying an additional 935,469 shares during the period. Personal Capital Advisors Corp increased its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 3.7% in the 3rd quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 3,490,131 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $281,584,000 after buying an additional 125,142 shares during the period. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 6,719.9% in the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC now owns 3,273,982 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $40,420,000 after buying an additional 3,225,976 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 35.1% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,938,040 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $221,734,000 after buying an additional 763,396 shares during the period.

VNQ stock traded down $0.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $75.99. The stock had a trading volume of 1,130,466 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,588,443. Vanguard Real Estate ETF has a 52 week low of $72.05 and a 52 week high of $86.14.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 25th were issued a $1.1437 dividend. This is a positive change from Vanguard Real Estate ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $4.57 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.02%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 24th.

About Vanguard Real Estate ETF

Vanguard REIT ETF (the Fund) is an open-end investment company. The Fund invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property. It tracks the return of the MSCI US RIT Index, a gauge of real estate stocks. The Vanguard Group, Inc provides investment advisory services to the Fund.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ)

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