Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (NASDAQ:VXUS) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,631,034 shares, an increase of 106.3% from the January 15th total of 1,275,581 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 895,062 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.9 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company’s shares are sold short.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in VXUS. Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blaney LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Total International Stock ETF in the fourth quarter valued at $34,357,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Total International Stock ETF in the fourth quarter valued at $28,709,000. Allen Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 47.2% in the fourth quarter. Allen Investment Management LLC now owns 1,686,771 shares of the company’s stock valued at $79,649,000 after purchasing an additional 541,209 shares during the period. Gryphon Financial Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 18,880.9% in the third quarter. Gryphon Financial Partners LLC now owns 362,156 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,556,000 after purchasing an additional 360,248 shares during the period. Finally, Sageworth Trust Co grew its position in shares of Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 8.3% in the fourth quarter. Sageworth Trust Co now owns 4,319,212 shares of the company’s stock valued at $203,953,000 after purchasing an additional 330,864 shares during the period.

Shares of NASDAQ:VXUS traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $50.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,108,993 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,087,357. Vanguard Total International Stock ETF has a 1 year low of $45.59 and a 1 year high of $58.58.

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