Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 352,704 shares, a decline of 59.9% from the October 15th total of 880,542 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,283,926 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.2 days.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at about $8,732,000. Garde Capital Inc. increased its position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 6.7% in the 2nd quarter. Garde Capital Inc. now owns 493,870 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,110,000 after acquiring an additional 31,175 shares during the period. ETF Portfolio Partners Inc. increased its position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 2.6% in the 3rd quarter. ETF Portfolio Partners Inc. now owns 68,356 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,380,000 after acquiring an additional 1,738 shares during the period. Natixis increased its position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 6.4% in the 2nd quarter. Natixis now owns 50,819 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,015,000 after acquiring an additional 3,041 shares during the period. Finally, Capstone Financial Advisors Inc. increased its position in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter. Capstone Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 311,373 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,658,000 after acquiring an additional 57,754 shares during the period.

Shares of BND stock opened at $77.68 on Friday. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a 52-week low of $77.46 and a 52-week high of $81.95.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 6th. Investors of record on Friday, November 2nd were given a $0.1944 dividend. This represents a $2.33 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.00%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 1st. This is a boost from Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.18.

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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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