Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV purchased a new position in Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund purchased 19,678 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $1,467,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. New Potomac Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 320.0% in the 4th quarter. New Potomac Partners LLC now owns 462 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $34,000 after acquiring an additional 352 shares during the period. Athena Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF in the 4th quarter worth approximately $35,000. Vectors Research Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 875.0% in the 4th quarter. Vectors Research Management LLC now owns 585 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $44,000 after acquiring an additional 525 shares during the period. Legacy Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Vanguard Real Estate ETF during the 1st quarter valued at $83,000. Finally, Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. grew its holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 2,738.1% during the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 1,192 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $90,000 after buying an additional 1,150 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of VNQ opened at $88.05 on Monday. Vanguard Real Estate ETF has a twelve month low of $71.08 and a twelve month high of $88.09.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, March 29th were given a $0.6159 dividend. This represents a $2.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.80%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 28th.

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Vanguard Real Estate ETF Company Profile

Vanguard REIT ETF (the Fund) is an open-end investment company. The Fund invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property. It tracks the return of the MSCI US RIT Index, a gauge of real estate stocks. The Vanguard Group, Inc provides investment advisory services to the Fund.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ)

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