Short Interest in Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund (NASDAQ:VYMI) Rises By 225.2%

Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund (NASDAQ:VYMIGet Rating) saw a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 546,600 shares, an increase of 225.2% from the April 30th total of 168,100 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 525,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days.

Shares of VYMI opened at $64.97 on Thursday. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $65.59 and a 200-day simple moving average of $66.91. Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund has a 1-year low of $60.73 and a 1-year high of $71.37.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 24th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.312 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 21st. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.92%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Concord Wealth Partners increased its stake in shares of Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund by 77.0% during the 1st quarter. Concord Wealth Partners now owns 407 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,000 after purchasing an additional 177 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $33,000. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund during the 4th quarter worth approximately $34,000. Prospera Financial Services Inc purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund during the 1st quarter worth approximately $40,000. Finally, Rockbridge Investment Management LCC purchased a new position in shares of Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund during the 4th quarter worth approximately $47,000.

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