Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VTWG) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VTWG) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,800 shares, a decrease of 66.3% from the December 15th total of 17,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 18,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.3 days.

VTWG opened at $196.54 on Friday. Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares has a 52 week low of $193.00 and a 52 week high of $247.55. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $215.24 and its 200 day simple moving average is $218.20.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 21st. Investors of record on Friday, December 17th were paid a $0.624 dividend. This represents a $2.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 16th. This is a boost from Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Assetmark Inc. boosted its position in Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares by 70.1% during the second quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 94,393 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,422,000 after buying an additional 38,891 shares during the period. WestHill Financial Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares during the third quarter worth about $5,541,000. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares by 10.4% during the second quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 213,690 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,495,000 after purchasing an additional 20,080 shares during the period. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares by 63.7% during the second quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 18,024 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,090,000 after purchasing an additional 7,013 shares during the period. Finally, Atria Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares in the third quarter worth about $1,402,000.

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