Short Interest in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VGSH) Rises By 329.9%

Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VGSH) was the target of a large growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,630,000 shares, a growth of 329.9% from the January 15th total of 379,200 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,361,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.7 days.

VGSH opened at $60.02 on Monday. Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares has a 12 month low of $59.86 and a 12 month high of $61.64. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $60.66 and its 200 day simple moving average is $61.10.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 4th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 2nd were given a dividend of $0.017 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 1st. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.34%.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. EP Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its position in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares by 162,854.8% during the 3rd quarter. EP Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 86,999,935 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,188,000 after buying an additional 86,946,546 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares by 22.4% during the 4th quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 54,323,771 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,304,514,000 after buying an additional 9,950,996 shares in the last quarter. Wit LLC lifted its position in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares by 77.1% during the 3rd quarter. Wit LLC now owns 22,191,599 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,362,786,000 after buying an additional 9,662,703 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley lifted its position in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares by 16.5% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 8,369,163 shares of the company’s stock worth $513,951,000 after buying an additional 1,182,463 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE lifted its position in Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares by 7.4% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 7,356,404 shares of the company’s stock worth $447,490,000 after buying an additional 507,492 shares in the last quarter.

About Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund ETF Shares

Vanguard Short Term Government Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with a short-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S.

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