Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSV) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,256,372 shares, a growth of 2,568.7% from the February 15th total of 159,491 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,367,112 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.8 days.

NYSEARCA BSV opened at $79.14 on Friday. Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF has a 12-month low of $77.66 and a 12-month high of $79.18.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 6th. Investors of record on Monday, March 4th were paid a $0.1409 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. First Heartland Consultants Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 16.3% in the third quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc. now owns 44,952 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,508,000 after buying an additional 6,299 shares in the last quarter. AdvicePeriod LLC grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. AdvicePeriod LLC now owns 174,867 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,739,000 after buying an additional 5,994 shares in the last quarter. Peachtree Investment Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 12.8% in the fourth quarter. Peachtree Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 92,205 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,245,000 after buying an additional 10,480 shares in the last quarter. Ellevest Inc. bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF in the fourth quarter valued at $2,236,000. Finally, Parkside Investments LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF in the fourth quarter valued at $2,064,000.

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About Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a short-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing strategy designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Bond Index (the Index).

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