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12/19 6:05pm ET

Vanguard Materials Index Fund ETF Shares (VAW)

Data as of Dec 19
 +1.18 / +1.11%
Today’s Change
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VAW Regular Dividend: VAW began trading ex-dividend on 12/18/14. A $1.892 dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of 12/22/14.

Investment Objective

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Materials 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the materials sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). It attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.

No recent news for Vanguard Materials Index Fund ETF Shares.


1 month-2.64% 3 years+16.44%
3 months-4.61% 5 years+12.21%
1 year+8.29% Since inception+9.38%
Data through 12/19/2014

Quote Details

Previous close$106.43
Open day’s range106.54 – 107.92
Net asset value (NAV)106.39 (12/18/2014)
Daily volume66,797
Average volume (3 months)162,270
Data as of 3:59pm ET, 12/19/2014

Peer Comparisonvs. Natural resources ETFs

Performance 5-yr return+12.21%+7.24%
Expense Gross exp ratio0.14%0.52%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.700.37
Net assets$1.4B$465.4M
Average market cap$16.0B$17.2B
Average P/E18.915.0
Dividend / Share--0.27%


RTM Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Materi...
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR® Fund
HAP Market Vectors® Natural Resources ETF


Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 83.98%
Consumer goods 11.49%
Business service 1.96%
Consumer service 1.35%
Energy 1.13%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
DD E I du Pont de Nemours & Company7.97%
MON Monsanto Co7.67%
DOW Dow Chemical Co7.08%
PX Praxair Inc4.57%
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV4.19%
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc3.73%
PPG PPG Industries Inc3.68%
ECL Ecolab Inc3.58%
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc3.40%
IP International Paper Co2.66%