Ridgewood Investments LLC Makes New Investment in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

Ridgewood Investments LLC purchased a new position in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 5,070 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $225,000.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 44.0% during the second quarter. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 66,043 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,808,000 after acquiring an additional 20,186 shares during the last quarter. Boston Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 22.0% during the third quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 515,380 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $20,749,000 after acquiring an additional 92,962 shares during the last quarter. McGuire Investment Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. McGuire Investment Group LLC now owns 96,766 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $4,303,000 after acquiring an additional 546 shares during the last quarter. KCM Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the third quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, First Foundation Advisors raised its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 16.3% during the second quarter. First Foundation Advisors now owns 16,123 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $686,000 after acquiring an additional 2,256 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of NYSEARCA:VWO opened at $45.39 on Thursday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $43.98 and a 200-day moving average price of $42.10. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a 12 month low of $38.98 and a 12 month high of $45.92.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 27th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 24th were given a dividend of $0.5591 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 23rd. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.93%. This is a boost from Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.

About Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, that measures the return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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