VAW - Vanguard Materials Index Fund ETF Shares

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
127.87
+0.15 (+0.12%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close127.72
Open127.97
Bid127.82 x 1000
Ask130.16 x 1000
Day's Range127.27 - 128.18
52 Week Range103.54 - 138.59
Volume210,651
Avg. Volume123,353
Net Assets2.46B
NAV127.78
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.99%
YTD Return15.79%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.11
Expense Ratio (net)0.10%
Inception Date2004-01-26
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  • ETF Trends3 days ago

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  • Material ETFs Stand Tall Amid Weak Q4 Earnings
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  • 3 ETFs to Play China-Driven Basic Materials Breakout
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    3 ETFs to Play China-Driven Basic Materials Breakout

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  • ETF Trends6 months ago

    As it Tumbles, Investors Bail on Materials ETF

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  • ETF Trends6 months ago

    Materials ETFs Slip as PPG Industries Sounds Warning Bell

    Materials stocks and sector-related ETFs were among the worst performers Tuesday after paint and coatings supplier PPG Industries (PPG) warned it will likely report weak third- and fourth-quarter results due to higher material costs and diminished demand from China. On Tuesday, the Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) fell 3.4%, iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF (IYM) dropped 3.3%,  Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) declined 3.3% and Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT) decreased 3.3%. The materials sector was dragged down by PPG Industries after the specialty materials supplier warned it expects to report weak third- and fourth-quarter results.

  • Business Wire10 months ago

    E*TRADE Adds Several of Today’s Most Popular ETFs to Commission-Free ETF Lineup

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  • LyondellBasell Gets Approval for the A. Schulman Acquisition
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    LyondellBasell Gets Approval for the A. Schulman Acquisition

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  • IFF Partners with Amkiri, Boosts Innovation Platform
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    IFF Partners with Amkiri, Boosts Innovation Platform

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  • Sherwin-Williams’s Dividend Yield Paints a Bleak Picture
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    Sherwin-Williams’s Dividend Yield Paints a Bleak Picture

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  • How IFF’s Fragrances Segment Performed in 1Q18
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  • DowDuPont Sees Revenue Beat despite Agriculture Segment’s Slump
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    DowDuPont Sees Revenue Beat despite Agriculture Segment’s Slump

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  • How IFF Stock Has Performed since 4Q17 Earnings
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    How IFF Stock Has Performed since 4Q17 Earnings

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  • Why LYB’s Intermediates and Derivatives Margin Expanded in 1Q18
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    Why LYB’s Intermediates and Derivatives Margin Expanded in 1Q18

    LyondellBasell’s (LYB) Intermediates and Derivatives (or I&D) segment accounted for 24.0% of its total revenue in 1Q18 compared to 25.5% in 1Q17, indicating a fall of 1.5% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

  • How APD’s Industrial Gases–Asia Segment Performed in Fiscal 2Q18
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    How APD’s Industrial Gases–Asia Segment Performed in Fiscal 2Q18

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  • LyondellBasell Beats 1Q18 Revenue and Earnings Estimates
    Market Realistlast year

    LyondellBasell Beats 1Q18 Revenue and Earnings Estimates

    LyondellBasell (LYB) reported revenues of 9.77 billion for 1Q18 today, reflecting growth of 15.9% year-over-year. LYB reported revenues of $8.43 billion in 1Q17. The company beat Wall Street analysts’ estimates of ~9.4 billion. LYB’s revenue growth was driven by higher volumes and improved prices. With the exception of the technology segment, all other reporting segments’ revenues grew.

  • What Could Drive DowDuPont’s Revenue in 1Q18?
    Market Realistlast year

    What Could Drive DowDuPont’s Revenue in 1Q18?

    DowDuPont (DWDP) is expected to report revenues of $21.42 billion in 1Q18—an increase of 2.1% over Dow Chemical and DuPont’s combined revenue in 1Q17. In 4Q16, the combined revenue was $20.97 billion. Dow Chemical and DuPont have divested several businesses to facilitate the merger. In 4Q17, volume growth was seen across all of DowDuPont’s reporting segments.

  • What LyondellBasell’s Short Interest Suggests
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    What LyondellBasell’s Short Interest Suggests

    As of April 12, LyondellBasell’s (LYB) short interest had fallen since the beginning of 2018. It has remained constant compared to its previous report. On December 29, 2017, LYB’s short interest as a percentage of its outstanding shares stood at 2.7%. Its short interest had fallen to 2.5% as of April 12, 2018. However, the stock price fell 6% during this time.

  • Why LyondellBasell Could See Higher Adjusted Earnings in 1Q18
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    Why LyondellBasell Could See Higher Adjusted Earnings in 1Q18

    LyondellBasell (LYB) is expected to report adjusted earnings per share of $2.74 in 1Q18, a whopping 37% increase on a year-over-year basis. In 1Q17, LYB reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.00. In 2017, LYB managed to beat analyst estimates twice, but also missed estimates twice. It remains to be seen whether LYB can change the trend in fiscal 2018.

  • PPG’s Industrial Coatings Segment: 1Q18 Performance
    Market Realistlast year

    PPG’s Industrial Coatings Segment: 1Q18 Performance

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment is its second reporting segment. It represented 42.8% of the company’s total revenue in 1Q18, compared to 42.1% in 1Q17. The Industrial Coatings segment reported revenue of $1.62 billion in 1Q18, compared to $1.47 billion in 1Q17—an increase of 10.2% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. The general industrial and specialty coatings business saw volume growth, while packaging coatings continued to grow as a result of the continued adoption of new technology.

  • What Will It Take for Sherwin-Williams to Beat Analyst Estimates?
    Market Realistlast year

    What Will It Take for Sherwin-Williams to Beat Analyst Estimates?

    Sherwin Williams (SHW) is expected to post adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $3.17 in 1Q18, an increase of ~39.7% YoY (year-over-year). SHW’s projected increase in adjusted EPS could be driven by higher revenue growth, the continued synergy impact from the Valspar acquisition, and a reduction in effective tax rates. In 1Q17, SHW reported SG&A expenses at 36.8% of the revenues, which implies a gain of 440 basis points on a year-over-year basis.