Rockland Trust Co. grew its stake in Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV) by 6.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,726 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 954 shares during the period. Rockland Trust Co. owned approximately 0.06% of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF worth $1,400,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Moneywise Inc. grew its holdings in Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF by 304.1% during the fourth quarter. Moneywise Inc. now owns 12,405 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,179,000 after acquiring an additional 9,335 shares during the period. White Lighthouse Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF during the fourth quarter worth $1,311,000. Finally, HT Partners LLC boosted its position in Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF by 30.9% during the fourth quarter. HT Partners LLC now owns 84,614 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,984,000 after purchasing an additional 19,973 shares in the last quarter.

Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) traded up $0.43 on Thursday, reaching $94.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 498,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 219,986. Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF has a one year low of $87.37 and a one year high of $95.98.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 27th were given a dividend of $0.2932 per share. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.74%. This is an increase from Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 26th.

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Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF Profile

Vanguard Bond Index Funds (the Fund), formerly Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF, seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a long-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. It employs a passive management or indexing strategy designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S.Long Government/Credit Bond Index (the Index).

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