Simplex Trading LLC increased its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK – Get a rating) by 149.2% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The company held 43,712 shares of the exchange-traded fund after buying an additional 26,169 shares during the period. Simplex Trading LLC’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF were worth $2,722,000 at the end of the last reporting period.
Several other large investors have also increased or reduced their stake in VGK. State Street Corp increased its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 105.7% during the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,262,548 shares of the exchange-traded fund valued at $427,356,000 after buying an additional 3,217,704 shares last quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding SA bought a new equity position in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF in the fourth quarter for a value of $86,772,000. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. increased its holdings of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF shares by 175.3% in the fourth quarter. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. now owns 1,759,005 shares of the exchange-traded fund worth $111,925,000 after buying an additional 1,120,000 shares in the last quarter. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC bought a new stock position in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF in the fourth quarter at a value of $70,622,000. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE increased its holdings of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF shares by 7.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 5,764,547 shares of the exchange-traded fund worth $393,372,000 after buying an additional 414,949 shares last quarter.
Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF price performance
VGK Stock opened at $53.35 on Monday. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF has a one-year low of $49.75 and a one-year high of $70.70. The company’s fifty-day moving average price is $55.06 and its 200-day moving average price is $59.87.
About Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF
Vanguard European Stock Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index which measures the investment return of shares issued by companies located in European markets. The Fund focuses on an index investing approach by investing all or substantially all of its assets in common stocks included in the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index.
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