US Bancorp DE Cuts Holdings in Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV)

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US Bancorp DE lowered its holdings in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV) by 27.6% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 23,747 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,043 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF were worth $2,105,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in BLV. Clarus Wealth Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF during the second quarter worth about $123,000. Private Capital Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF by 3,121.4% during the first quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,804 shares of the company’s stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 1,748 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF by 61.5% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,883 shares of the company’s stock worth $167,000 after buying an additional 717 shares in the last quarter. Avestar Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF during the first quarter worth about $250,000. Finally, Kovack Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF by 25.9% during the first quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc. now owns 2,825 shares of the company’s stock worth $257,000 after buying an additional 581 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of NYSEARCA BLV opened at $88.20 on Wednesday. Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF has a 12 month low of $86.51 and a 12 month high of $95.98.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.2916 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 4th. This is an increase from Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.29. This represents a $3.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.97%.

About Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF

Vanguard Bond Index Funds (the Fund), formerly Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF, seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a long-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. It employs a passive management or indexing strategy designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S.Long Government/Credit Bond Index (the Index).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV)

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