Raymond James Trust N.A. decreased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) by 6.8% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 55,610 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 4,033 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A.’s holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF were worth $5,160,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VNQ. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 1.1% during the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 44,479 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,866,000 after purchasing an additional 502 shares in the last quarter. United Bank increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 22.9% in the second quarter. United Bank now owns 91,537 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $8,000,000 after buying an additional 17,084 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF in the second quarter worth about $1,460,000. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 43.7% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 235,544 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $20,587,000 after buying an additional 71,605 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF in the second quarter worth about $1,748,000.

Shares of VNQ traded down $0.35 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $93.04. The company had a trading volume of 4,120,665 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,337,729. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $91.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $91.61. Vanguard Real Estate ETF has a 52-week low of $77.57 and a 52-week high of $95.49.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 23rd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 19th were issued a dividend of $0.9569 per share. This represents a $3.83 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 18th. This is an increase from Vanguard Real Estate ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.62.

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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