North Star Investment Management Corp. decreased its stake in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) by 24.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,564 shares of the company’s stock after selling 514 shares during the period. North Star Investment Management Corp.’s holdings in Vanguard Utilities ETF were worth $182,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) opened at $111.23 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2,500.00 and a P/E ratio of 6.77. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a 52 week low of $105.98 and a 52 week high of $125.54.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.9354 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $3.74 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.36%. Vanguard Utilities ETF’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.57%.

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Vanguard Utilities ETF Profile

Vanguard Utilities ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded class of shares issued by Vanguard Utilities Index Fund. The Fund tracks the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International United States Investable Market Utilities Index, an index made up of stocks of large, medium-size and small United States companies in the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

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