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Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)

NYSEARCA: VPU · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
146.33 -0.54 (-0.37%)
Oct 25, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets$5.07B
NAV$146.81
Expense Ratio0.10%
PE Ratio23.30
Shares Out34.56M
Dividend (ttm)$4.49
Dividend Yield3.06%
Ex-Dividend DateSep 29, 2021
1-Year Return
-
Volume153,274
Open146.72
Previous Close146.87
Day's Range146.02 - 147.15
52-Week Low125.20
52-Week High151.35
Beta0.37
Holdings65
Inception DateJan 26, 2004

About VPU

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Utilities 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by seeking to invest all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, in order to hold each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.

Asset ClassEquity
SectorUtilities
RegionNorth America
IssuerVanguard Group
Stock ExchangeNYSEARCA
Ticker SymbolVPU
Index TrackedMSCI US Investable Market Utilities 25/50 Index

Top 10 Holdings

55.43% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
NextEra EnergyNEE14.90%
Duke EnergyDUK7.28%
Southern CompanySO6.29%
Dominion EnergyD5.68%
ExelonEXC4.33%
American Electric PowerAEP4.05%
Sempra EnergySRE3.63%
Xcel EnergyXEL3.35%
American Water WorksAWK2.99%
Public Service Enterprise GroupPEG2.92%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Sep 29, 2021$1.188Oct 4, 2021
Jun 21, 2021$1.014Jun 24, 2021
Mar 26, 2021$0.9581Mar 31, 2021
Dec 17, 2020$1.3295Dec 22, 2020
Sep 11, 2020$0.8866Sep 16, 2020
Jun 22, 2020$1.2578Jun 25, 2020
Full Dividend History

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