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12/19 11:01pm ET

Vanguard FTSE Europe Index Fund ETF Shares (VGK)

53.44
Data as of Dec 19
 -0.20 / -0.37%
Today’s Change
49.81
Today|||52-Week Range
61.89
-9.12%
Year-to-Date
VGK Regular Dividend: VGK will begin trading ex-dividend on 12/22/14 with a $0.291 dividend payable to shareholders of record as of 12/24/14.

Investment Objective

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of stocks issued by companies located in the major markets of Europe. The fund employs an indexing investment approach by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the common stocks included in the FTSE Developed Europe Index. The FTSE Developed Europe Index is made up of approximately 500 common stocks of companies located in 16 European countries-mostly companies in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, and Germany (which made up approximately 33%, 15%, 14%, and 14%, respectively, of the index's market capitalization as of October 31, 2013).

Performance

1 month-2.02% 3 years+14.41%
3 months-6.42% 5 years+6.36%
1 year-1.88% Since inception+4.58%
Data through 12/20/2014

Quote Details

Previous close$53.64
Open day’s range53.08 – 53.63
Net asset value (NAV)53.46 (12/19/2014)
Daily volume6,199,452
Average volume (3 months)5,782,885
Data as of 3:59pm ET, 12/19/2014

Peer Comparisonvs. Europe stock ETFs

 VGKCategory
Performance 5-yr return+6.36%+5.96%
Expense Gross exp ratio0.12%0.42%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.430.37
Net assets$18.0B$1.7B
Average market cap$44.6B$30.2B
Average P/E17.016.4
Dividend / Share--0.54%

Competitors

ADRU BLDRS Europe Select ADR Index Fund
FEU SPDR┬« STOXX Europe 50 ETF
IEV iShares Europe ETF

Holdings

Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Financial service 20.66%
Industrial materials 19.04%
Consumer goods 16.65%
Energy 11.21%
Healthcare 9.96%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
-- Nestle SA2.76%
-- Novartis AG2.60%
-- Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert.2.43%
-- HSBC Holdings PLC2.19%
-- Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A1.51%
-- Bayer AG1.43%
-- BP PLC1.40%
-- Banco Santander SA1.31%
-- Total SA1.31%
-- GlaxoSmithKline PLC1.30%