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Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares (VPU)

94.61
Data as of Aug 29
 +0.64 / +0.68%
Today’s Change
79.71
Today|||52-Week Range
96.82
+13.61%
Year-to-Date

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)/Utilities 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the utilities 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.

Performance

1 month+1.87% 3 years+13.68%
3 months+3.06% 5 years+13.01%
1 year+20.31% Since inception+9.92%
Data through 08/30/2014

Quote Details

Previous close$93.97
Open day’s range93.83 – 94.62
Net asset value (NAV)94.61 (08/29/2014)
Daily volume56,116
Average volume (3 months)178,432
Data as of 7:59pm ET, 08/29/2014

Peer Comparisonvs. Utilities ETFs

 VPUCategory
Performance 5-yr return+13.01%+11.96%
Expense Gross exp ratio0.14%0.41%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.080.86
Net assets$2.2B$920.8M
Average market cap$14.7B$18.3B
Average P/E19.319.6
Dividend / Share--0.40%

Competitors

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Holdings

Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Utilities 96.74%
Energy 2.50%
Industrial materials 0.76%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer goods 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
DUK Duke Energy Corporation7.94%
NEE NextEra Energy Inc6.37%
D Dominion Resources Inc6.13%
SO Southern Co5.99%
EXC Exelon Corp4.15%
AEP American Electric Power Co Inc3.95%
SRE Sempra Energy3.62%
PPL PPL Corp3.24%
PCG PG&E Corp3.19%
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc2.77%