Heritage Way Advisors LLC raised its stake in Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) by 98.7% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 233,538 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 116,010 shares during the period. Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF accounts for 3.9% of Heritage Way Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest position. Heritage Way Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF were worth $10,477,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in VEA. WFG Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF by 416.3% in the 2nd quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 2,411 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 1,944 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Highland Private Wealth Management acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF by 121.8% in the 3rd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 4,065 shares of the company’s stock valued at $176,000 after buying an additional 2,232 shares during the period. Finally, Trustmark National Bank Trust Department acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $202,000.

Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) traded down $0.11 on Thursday, hitting $46.89. The stock had a trading volume of 8,804,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,570,527. Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF has a 1-year low of $37.31 and a 1-year high of $47.16.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were issued a $0.4315 dividend. This is a boost from Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. This represents a $1.73 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA)

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