Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC)

NYSEARCA: VDC · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.58 (-0.28%)
May 17, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $6.70B
Expense Ratio 0.10%
PE Ratio 26.47
Shares Out 32.37M
Dividend (ttm) $5.07
Dividend Yield 2.43%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 22, 2024
Payout Ratio 64.41%
1-Year Return +5.76%
Volume 66,851
Open 209.07
Previous Close 209.07
Day's Range 208.34 - 209.07
52-Week Low 172.75
52-Week High 209.70
Beta 0.48
Holdings 106
Inception Date Jan 26, 2004

About VDC

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The Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the MSCI US IMI 25/50 Consumer Staples indexThe fund tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the consumer staples sector of the US market VDC was launched on Jan 26, 2004 and is issued by Vanguard.

Asset Class Equity
Category Consumer Defensive
Region North America
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol VDC
ETF Provider Vanguard
Index Tracked MSCI US IMI 25/50 Consumer Staples

Top 10 Holdings

61.61% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
The Procter & Gamble Company PG 12.27%
Costco Wholesale Corporation COST 10.05%
Walmart Inc. WMT 7.96%
The Coca-Cola Company KO 7.62%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP 7.17%
Philip Morris International Inc. PM 4.62%
Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ 3.61%
Altria Group, Inc. MO 2.90%
Colgate-Palmolive Company CL 2.71%
Target Corporation TGT 2.70%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Mar 22, 2024 $0.862 Mar 27, 2024
Dec 19, 2023 $1.7916 Dec 22, 2023
Sep 28, 2023 $1.0287 Oct 3, 2023
Jun 29, 2023 $1.3913 Jul 5, 2023
Mar 24, 2023 $0.842 Mar 29, 2023
Dec 15, 2022 $1.4418 Dec 20, 2022
Full Dividend History


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