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VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF

Stock Price: $148.08 USD 1.76 (1.20%)
Updated Apr 20, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $4.83B
NAV $147.04
Expense Ratio 0.10%
PE Ratio 20.10
Beta (5Y) 0.37
Dividend (ttm) $4.43
Dividend Yield 3.01%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 26, 2021
1-Year Return -
Trading Day April 20
Last Price $148.08
Previous Close $146.32
Change ($) 1.76
Change (%) 1.20%
Day's Open 146.36
Day's Range 146.32 - 148.33
Day's Volume 226,076
52-Week Range 113.49 - 148.33

Fund Description

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 Class
Equity
Sector
Utilities
Region
North America
Inception Date
Jan 26, 2004
Exchange
NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol
VPU
Index Tracked
MSCI US Investable Market Utilities 25/50 Index

Top 10 Holdings

54.67% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
NextEra EnergyNEE15.30%
Duke EnergyDUK6.69%
Southern CompanySO6.37%
Dominion EnergyD5.92%
ExelonEXC4.00%
American Electric PowerAEP3.95%
Sempra EnergySRE3.38%
Xcel EnergyXEL3.27%
Eversource EnergyES2.90%
Public Service Enterprise GroupPEG2.89%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Mar 26, 2021$0.958Mar 31, 2021
Dec 17, 2020$1.329Dec 22, 2020
Sep 11, 2020$0.887Sep 16, 2020
Jun 22, 2020$1.258Jun 25, 2020
Mar 10, 2020$0.875Mar 13, 2020
Dec 16, 2019$1.022Dec 19, 2019
Full Dividend History

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