Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSE:VEA) saw a significant growth in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,464,711 shares, a growth of 44.5% from the August 31st total of 13,471,128 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,055,225 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days.

Shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF (VEA) opened at 43.41 on Friday. Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF has a 12 month low of $35.52 and a 12 month high of $43.58. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $42.55 and its 200 day moving average is $41.13.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 21st were given a dividend of $0.179 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 20th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.65%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VEA. WFG Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF by 416.3% during the 2nd quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 2,411 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after acquiring an additional 1,944 shares during the period. Highland Private Wealth Management acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF during the 2nd quarter valued at $113,000. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC lifted its position in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC now owns 3,454 shares of the company’s stock valued at $143,000 after acquiring an additional 18 shares during the period. Trustmark National Bank Trust Department acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF during the 2nd quarter valued at $202,000. Finally, Usca Ria LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF during the 2nd quarter valued at $204,000.

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