McIlrath & Eck LLC grew its stake in Vanguard Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:VUG) by 2.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 188,795 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,802 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Growth ETF makes up approximately 16.4% of McIlrath & Eck LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 3rd biggest position. McIlrath & Eck LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Growth ETF were worth $29,531,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bank of America Corp DE increased its holdings in Vanguard Growth ETF by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 32,439,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,357,655,000 after buying an additional 1,088,174 shares during the last quarter. Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. lifted its position in Vanguard Growth ETF by 78,931,921.7% in the fourth quarter. Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. now owns 18,154,365 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,438,676,000 after purchasing an additional 18,154,342 shares during the period. Ellis Investment Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of Vanguard Growth ETF by 15,806.8% during the 1st quarter. Ellis Investment Partners LLC now owns 6,931,064 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,931,000 after acquiring an additional 6,887,491 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard Growth ETF during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $605,252,000. Finally, FMR LLC lifted its position in shares of Vanguard Growth ETF by 12.7% during the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,432,812 shares of the company’s stock valued at $595,460,000 after acquiring an additional 499,926 shares during the period.

Shares of VUG stock traded up $1.42 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $160.42. 4,241 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 883,493. Vanguard Growth ETF has a 1-year low of $124.85 and a 1-year high of $164.57.

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About Vanguard Growth ETF

Vanguard Growth Index Fund, formerly Vanguard Growth ETF, is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Growth Index Fund, which employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Prime Market Growth Index (the Index). The Index is a diversified index of growth stocks of large United States companies.

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