Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) Short Interest Update

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 196,764 shares, a decrease of 71.0% from the September 14th total of 678,874 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,116,690 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.1 days.

NYSEARCA BND opened at $78.03 on Friday. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a twelve month low of $77.66 and a twelve month high of $82.06.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.1834 per share. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.82%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 1st.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 7,486.8% during the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC now owns 17,663,484 shares of the company’s stock valued at $223,701,000 after acquiring an additional 17,430,666 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at about $298,545,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 12.0% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 19,457,079 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,540,858,000 after buying an additional 2,090,546 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 5.4% in the 2nd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 24,606,285 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,948,572,000 after buying an additional 1,270,319 shares during the period. Finally, LFA Lugano Financial Advisors SA purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,134,000.

About Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

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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