Merit Financial Group LLC Sells 860,946 Shares of Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF (NASDAQ:VGSH)

Merit Financial Group LLC trimmed its position in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF (NASDAQ:VGSHFree Report) by 45.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,051,105 shares of the company’s stock after selling 860,946 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF makes up 1.9% of Merit Financial Group LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 12th biggest position. Merit Financial Group LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF were worth $61,311,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF during the 3rd quarter valued at $170,000. Dakota Wealth Management boosted its position in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF by 3.0% in the 3rd quarter. Dakota Wealth Management now owns 19,263 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,110,000 after purchasing an additional 555 shares during the last quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF by 13.5% during the third quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 43,685 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,516,000 after purchasing an additional 5,192 shares during the period. J.W. Cole Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF by 13.5% in the third quarter. J.W. Cole Advisors Inc. now owns 7,596 shares of the company’s stock valued at $438,000 after purchasing an additional 905 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. lifted its stake in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF by 55.0% in the third quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 206,731 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,908,000 after buying an additional 73,346 shares during the period.

Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF Price Performance

VGSH traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $57.74. 2,096,789 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,047,748. Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF has a one year low of $57.33 and a one year high of $58.81. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $57.87 and its 200 day simple moving average is $57.97.

Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF Cuts Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.197 per share. This represents a $2.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 1st.

Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF Profile

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

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF (NASDAQ:VGSH)

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