Traders Buy High Volume of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF Put Options (NYSEARCA:VGK)

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGKGet Rating) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors bought 64,793 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,404% compared to the average daily volume of 4,308 put options.

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF Stock Down 0.6 %

Shares of VGK stock opened at $48.44 on Friday. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $52.97 and a 200 day simple moving average of $56.25. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF has a 52 week low of $48.17 and a 52 week high of $70.22.

Institutional Trading of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of VGK. Ronald Blue Trust Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF during the 2nd quarter worth about $255,577,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 81,372.1% in the 1st quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 3,690,686 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $229,856,000 after purchasing an additional 3,686,156 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 105.7% in the 4th 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 during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF by 923.5% in the 1st quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 2,605,139 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $162,248,000 after purchasing an additional 2,350,616 shares during the period. Finally, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new stake in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF in the 4th quarter valued at about $86,772,000.

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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