Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) Stake Lifted by Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) by 92.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,225,468 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 588,208 shares during the quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF were worth $99,485,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Man Group plc grew its stake in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 21.1% in the third quarter. Man Group plc now owns 4,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $362,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 21.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,729,533 shares of the company’s stock valued at $214,814,000 after purchasing an additional 484,133 shares during the last quarter. First Hawaiian Bank grew its stake in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 31.4% in the fourth quarter. First Hawaiian Bank now owns 3,180 shares of the company’s stock valued at $252,000 after purchasing an additional 760 shares during the last quarter. Arbor Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 11.7% in the fourth quarter. Arbor Investment Advisors LLC now owns 17,799 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,410,000 after purchasing an additional 1,864 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its stake in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF by 230.4% in the fourth quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 31,980 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,533,000 after purchasing an additional 22,300 shares during the last quarter.

BND traded up $0.09 on Wednesday, hitting $81.28. The company had a trading volume of 30,832 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,627,312. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF has a 12-month low of $77.46 and a 12-month high of $81.31.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 2nd were paid a $0.195 dividend. This represents a $2.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.88%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 1st. This is a positive change from Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.19.

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About Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the Index). The Index measures a spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed-income securities in the United States, including government, corporate and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, all with maturities of more than one year.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND)

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