November 30, 2016 - By Darrin Black · 0 Comments
Nov 30 is a negative day so far for Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) as the ETF is active during the day after losing 2.24% to hit $103.88 per share. The exchange traded fund has 2.11B net assets and 1.40% volatility this month.
Over the course of the day 15,752 shares traded hands, as compared to an average volume of 179,350 over the last 30 days for Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU).
The ETF is -11.88% of its 52-Week High and 16.57% of its low, and is currently having ATR of 1.76. This year’s performance is 10.21% while this quarter’s performance is -6.58%.
The ETF’s YTD performance is 17.54%, the 1 year is 17.53% and the 3 year is 12.07%.
The ETF’s average P/E ratio is 18.11, the price to book is 1.78, the price to sales is 1.76 and the price to cashflow is 6.23. It was started on 1/30/2004. The fund’s top holdings are: NextEra Energy Inc. Common Sto for 7.74% of assets, Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin for 7.22%, Southern Company (The) Common S for 6.34%, Dominion Resources Inc. Common for 6.07%, Xcel Energy Inc. Common Stock for 5.53%, American Electric Power Company for 4.17%, Exelon Corporation Common Stock for 4.11%, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm for 4.04%, Sempra Energy Common Stock for 3.33%, Edison International Common Sto for 3.14%. The ETF sector weights are: Basic Materials 0.64%, Utilities 98.86%, Energy 0.50%, Technology 0.01%. The ETF currently as 3.10% yield.
More notable recent Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “A Bold, Bearish Call On Utilities ETFs” on June 03, 2016, also Etfdailynews.com with their article: “Higher Spending, Flat Revenues Could Combine to Hurt Utilities” published on September 04, 2016, Benzinga.com published: “It’s Not All Bad For Utilities ETFs” on January 14, 2016. More interesting news about Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) were released by: Dividend.com and their article: “The Top 3 Utility Stock ETFs for High Dividend Yields (XLU, IDU, VPU)” published on August 02, 2016 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Utility ETFs: More Pain Ahead?” with publication date: November 25, 2016.
Vanguard Utilities ETF is an exchange-traded class of shares issued by Vanguard Utilities Index Fund. The ETF has a market cap of $2.11 billion. 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). It has a 6.32 P/E ratio. This GICS sector is made up of those companies considered electric, gas, or water utilities, or companies that operate as independent producers and/or distributors of power.
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By Darrin Black