BlackRock Inc. Raises Position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND)

BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) by 7.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 4,296,243 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 308,546 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.91% of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF worth $348,769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of BND. RiverFront Investment Group LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $173,360,000. Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blaney LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $169,753,000. Executive Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $134,672,000. QS Investors LLC lifted its stake in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 11.4% in the 4th quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 13,413,969 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,062,521,000 after purchasing an additional 1,367,873 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. bought a new position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $81,938,000.

Shares of NYSEARCA:BND opened at $82.22 on Thursday. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a one year low of $77.46 and a one year high of $82.44.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 4th were paid a $0.193 dividend. This is an increase from Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.82%.

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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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