Simplex Trading LLC Raises Stake in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK)

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Simplex Trading LLC raised its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGKGet Rating) by 149.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 43,712 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing 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 most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in VGK. State Street Corp lifted 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’s stock valued at $427,356,000 after purchasing an additional 3,217,704 shares in the last quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF in the fourth quarter worth $86,772,000. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 175.3% in the fourth quarter. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. now owns 1,759,005 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $111,925,000 after buying an additional 1,120,000 shares in the last quarter. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF in the fourth quarter worth $70,622,000. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE lifted its holdings in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 7.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 5,764,547 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $393,372,000 after buying an additional 414,949 shares in the 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

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Vanguard European Stock Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of stocks issued by Companies located in the markets of Europe. The Fund on focuses indexing investment approach by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the common stocks included in the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index.

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