Short Interest in Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) Expands By 526.0%

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSV) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,790,843 shares, a growth of 526.0% from the December 15th total of 445,808 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,051,940 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.4 days.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BSV. TIAA FSB grew its position in Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. TIAA FSB now owns 18,539,304 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,466,459,000 after acquiring an additional 1,313,764 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 21.9% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 14,727,227 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,164,923,000 after buying an additional 2,650,128 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 6.8% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,607,905 shares of the company’s stock worth $443,584,000 after buying an additional 354,778 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 10.0% during the fourth quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 4,262,509 shares of the company’s stock worth $337,229,000 after buying an additional 387,566 shares during the period. Finally, Personal Capital Advisors Corp boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF by 16.7% during the fourth quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 3,189,224 shares of the company’s stock worth $252,268,000 after buying an additional 456,691 shares during the period.

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $78.52. The company had a trading volume of 2,070,669 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,112,240. Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF has a 12 month low of $78.45 and a 12 month high of $80.25.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 2nd were given a $0.1182 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 1st. This is a positive change from Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12. This represents a $1.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.81%.

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Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF Company Profile

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a short-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing strategy designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Bond Index (the Index).

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