Girard Partners LTD. boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) by 7.6% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 10,272 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 724 shares during the period. Girard Partners LTD.’s holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF were worth $838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 89.7% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 17,563,903 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,439,533,000 after acquiring an additional 8,303,236 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 16.8% during the 4th quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 15,294,119 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,247,599,000 after acquiring an additional 2,199,174 shares during the period. Betterment LLC grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 12.4% during the 3rd quarter. Betterment LLC now owns 3,266,203 shares of the company’s stock worth $267,698,000 after acquiring an additional 360,752 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 23.6% during the 4th quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 1,619,010 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,062,000 after acquiring an additional 309,142 shares during the period. Finally, INR Advisory Services LLC grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 8.1% during the 4th quarter. INR Advisory Services LLC now owns 1,300,213 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,058,000 after acquiring an additional 97,830 shares during the period.

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) opened at $79.57 on Monday. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a 52-week low of $79.55 and a 52-week high of $82.71.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 2nd were given a dividend of $0.1766 per share. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.66%. This is a boost from Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 1st.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND)

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