Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)

NYSEARCA: VPU · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
154.28
+1.05 (0.68%)
Sep 27, 2022 9:40 AM EDT - Market open
0.68%
Assets $5.82B
NAV $156.73
Expense Ratio 0.10%
PE Ratio 24.20
Shares Out 37.11M
Dividend (ttm) $4.35
Dividend Yield 2.82%
Ex-Dividend Date Jun 23, 2022
1-Year Return +7.87%
Volume 27,097
Open 153.98
Previous Close 153.23
Day's Range 153.81 - 154.28
52-Week Low 138.60
52-Week High 169.55
Beta 0.48
Holdings 68
Inception Date Jan 26, 2004

About VPU

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 Class Equity
Sector Utilities
Region North America
Issuer Vanguard Group
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol VPU
Index Tracked MSCI US Investable Market Utilities 25/50 Index

Top 10 Holdings

54.41% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
NextEra Energy NEE 13.95%
Duke Energy DUK 6.87%
The Southern Company SO 6.84%
Dominion Energy D 5.54%
Sempra Energy SRE 4.33%
American Electric Power Company AEP 4.30%
Exelon EXC 3.59%
Xcel Energy XEL 3.38%
Consolidated Edison ED 2.89%
WEC Energy Group WEC 2.72%
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Dividends

Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Jun 23, 2022 $1.0871 Jun 28, 2022
Mar 24, 2022 $1.012 Mar 29, 2022
Dec 16, 2021 $1.0635 Dec 21, 2021
Sep 29, 2021 $1.188 Oct 4, 2021
Jun 21, 2021 $1.014 Jun 24, 2021
Mar 26, 2021 $0.9581 Mar 31, 2021
Full Dividend History

News

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