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Vanguard Utilities Index Fund

etf
VPU
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$144.62 -1.99 0%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity
VPU (ETF)

Vanguard Utilities Index Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$144.62 -1.99 0%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity
VPU (ETF)

Vanguard Utilities Index Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$144.62 -1.99 0%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$144.62

-

2.23%

$3.30

0.10%

Vitals

YTD Return

5.4%

1 yr return

19.2%

3 Yr Avg Return

11.2%

5 Yr Avg Return

10.3%

Net Assets

$6.71 B

Holdings in Top 10

55.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$146.61
$124.05
$152.64

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.10%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 5.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund

Investment Style

Utilities


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$144.62

-

2.23%

$3.30

0.10%

VPU - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 3.18%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard Utilities Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    Jan 26, 2004
  • Shares Outstanding
    34281480
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Awais Khan

Fund Description

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). The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by seeking to invest all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, in order to hold each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.


VPU - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VPU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.4% -11.0% 22.4% 82.72%
1 Yr 19.2% 8.6% 40.0% 50.00%
3 Yr 11.2%* 4.2% 16.4% 44.62%
5 Yr 10.3%* 2.6% 12.6% 46.15%
10 Yr 11.2%* 5.0% 12.1% 20.34%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VPU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -4.0% -52.1% 22.0% 42.86%
2019 21.3% 1.6% 32.5% 21.54%
2018 1.1% -22.9% 4.1% 25.81%
2017 9.0% -6.4% 16.0% 52.46%
2016 13.9% -0.4% 19.4% 22.03%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VPU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.4% -11.2% 22.3% 69.14%
1 Yr 19.2% 5.1% 40.0% 37.93%
3 Yr 11.2%* 4.2% 16.4% 29.07%
5 Yr 10.3%* 2.6% 12.6% 30.23%
10 Yr 11.2%* 5.0% 12.1% 16.42%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VPU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -4.0% -52.1% 22.0% 42.86%
2019 21.3% 4.1% 32.5% 21.54%
2018 1.1% -22.9% 5.1% 40.32%
2017 9.0% -3.7% 17.9% 63.93%
2016 13.9% -0.4% 23.7% 38.98%

VPU - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High VPU % Rank
Net Assets 6.71 B 17.7 M 13.6 B 4.55%
Number of Holdings 65 23 298 24.14%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.7 B 3.49 K 8.73 B 3.45%
Weighting of Top 10 55.43% 21.5% 68.9% 18.39%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. NextEra Energy Inc 14.90%
  2. Duke Energy Corp 7.28%
  3. Southern Co 6.29%
  4. Dominion Energy Inc 5.68%
  5. Exelon Corp 4.33%
  6. American Electric Power Co Inc 4.05%
  7. Sempra Energy 3.63%
  8. Xcel Energy Inc 3.35%
  9. American Water Works Co Inc 2.99%
  10. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 2.92%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VPU % Rank
Stocks
100.10% 67.94% 135.13% 6.90%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.71% 89.66%
Other
0.00% -33.64% 1.18% 83.91%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 89.66%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 23.54% 91.95%
Cash
-0.10% -35.14% 13.84% 96.55%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VPU % Rank
Utilities
98.74% 35.61% 100.00% 24.14%
Basic Materials
0.58% 0.00% 6.53% 27.59%
Energy
0.41% 0.00% 29.72% 75.86%
Technology
0.27% 0.00% 8.16% 35.63%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 17.64% 91.95%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 29.58% 91.95%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 1.23% 89.66%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 10.60% 89.66%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 49.25% 93.10%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 8.63% 89.66%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 2.23% 89.66%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VPU % Rank
US
100.10% 16.28% 100.34% 3.45%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 81.81% 96.55%

VPU - Expenses

Operational Fees

VPU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.10% 0.08% 2.45% 98.82%
Management Fee 0.09% 0.03% 1.00% 6.06%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.04% 0.26% N/A

Sales Fees

VPU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VPU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

VPU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 5.00% 2.00% 209.00% 13.64%

VPU - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High VPU % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.23% 0.00% 2.39% 91.95%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High VPU % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.18% 0.61% 7.85% 6.06%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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VPU - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Awais Khan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2017

3.75

3.8%

Awais Khan, CFA, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2010; has worked in investment management since 2012. Education: B.S./B.S.B.A., University of North Carolina.

Nick Birkett


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 19, 2021

0.12

0.1%

Nick Birkett, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has worked in investment management since 2006; has been with Vanguard since 2017; and has co-managed Russell 1000 Index, Russell 1000 Value Index, Russell 1000 Growth Index, Russell 2000 Index, Russell 2000 Value Index, Russell 2000 Growth Index, and Russell 3000 Index Funds since July 2021. Prior to joining Vanguard, he was at JP Morgan for 11 years, where he last held the position of Executive Director, Head of European Program Trading Risk. Education: B.S., University of Bath.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.12 22.68 8.46 7.34