Vanguard Total World Bond ETF (NASDAQ:BNDW) benefited from significant short-term interest growth in January. As of January 31, there were short interests totaling 7,600 shares, a growth of 153.3% from the total of 3,000 shares as of January 15. Based on an average daily trading volume of 41,100 shares, the day-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days.
NASDAQ:BNDW shares opened at $75.90 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $78.09 and a two-hundred-day moving average of $79.47. Vanguard Total World Bond ETF has a 12-month low of $75.41 and a 12-month high of $81.37.
The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 4. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 2 received a dividend of $0.096 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 1. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.15 and a yield of 1.52%.
A number of large investors have recently changed their positions in the company. Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new stake in Vanguard Total World Bond ETF during the fourth quarter worth approximately $6,690,000. Geneos Wealth Management Inc. increased its stake in Vanguard Total World Bond ETF shares by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. Geneos Wealth Management Inc. now owns 4,824 shares of the company valued at $378,000 after buying 239 additional shares last quarter. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC acquired a new equity stake in Vanguard Total World Bond ETF in the fourth quarter, valued at approximately $814,000. Ameritas Advisory Services LLC acquired a new equity stake in Vanguard Total World Bond ETF in the fourth quarter worth approximately $211,000. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Vanguard Total World Bond ETF shares by 17.6% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 128,521 shares of the company valued at $10,084,000 after buying an additional 19,255 shares last quarter.
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