Eqis Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) by 7.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 55,590 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,776 shares during the period. Vanguard Utilities ETF accounts for approximately 0.7% of Eqis Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. Eqis Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Utilities ETF were worth $7,986,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Vanguard Utilities ETF during the third quarter worth approximately $25,000. Liberty Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Vanguard Utilities ETF during the second quarter worth approximately $26,000. Ruggie Capital Group acquired a new position in Vanguard Utilities ETF during the second quarter worth approximately $35,000. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. increased its position in Vanguard Utilities ETF by 388.7% during the second quarter. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 303 shares of the company’s stock worth $39,000 after buying an additional 241 shares during the period. Finally, Cutler Group LP acquired a new position in Vanguard Utilities ETF during the second quarter worth approximately $39,000.
VPU traded up $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $136.13. 1,925 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 194,275. Vanguard Utilities ETF has a 1-year low of $113.06 and a 1-year high of $145.00. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $141.80 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $136.13.
Vanguard Utilities ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded class of shares issued by Vanguard Utilities Index Fund. The Fund tracks the performance of Morgan Stanley Capital International United States Investable Market Utilities Index, an index made up of stocks of large, medium-size and small United States companies in the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).
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