VCR - Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Fund

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
158.96
-2.32 (-1.44%)
At close: 3:59PM EDT
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Previous Close161.28
Open162.22
Bid158.26 x 600
Ask159.85 x 600
Day's Range158.21 - 162.47
52 Week Range138.40 - 171.48
Volume85,089
Avg. Volume117,709
Net Assets2.9B
NAV158.55
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.18%
YTD Return1.94%
Beta (3y)0.93
Expense Ratio (net)0.10%
Inception Date2004-01-26
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  • Will Fiat Chrysler Meet 2018 Debt Reduction Targets?
    Market Realist7 hours ago

    Will Fiat Chrysler Meet 2018 Debt Reduction Targets?

    The auto industry is highly capital intensive due to the high raw material and manufacturing costs involved, which is why auto giants like Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) tend to utilize debt extensively. Let’s find out how Fiat Chrysler’s latest leverage ratios look ahead of its 1Q18 earnings release. At the end of fiscal 2017, Fiat Chrysler‘s net industrial debt stood at 2.4 billion euros, or ~$3.0 billion, which was a decrease of about 2.2 billion euros or about $2.7 billion from the end of 2016.

  • What Analysts Expect for Ford’s 1Q18 Profit Margin
    Market Realist5 days ago

    What Analysts Expect for Ford’s 1Q18 Profit Margin

    In 4Q17, Ford (F) reported an adjusted pre-tax profit of $1.4 billion from its automotive segment, with an operating profit margin of 3.7%. This margin was smaller than its adjusted operating profit margin of 5.7% in 4Q16. Ford’s pre-tax profits worsened in all key reporting segments but South America. While its South American profits improved, they remained in negative territory. Despite positive growth in its global wholesale volumes, Ford’s pre-tax profit in 4Q17 was hurt by higher commodity prices, recall costs, and currency headwinds driven by the British pound.

  • What Analysts’ Expectations for Ford’s 1Q18 Earnings Reflect
    Market Realist6 days ago

    What Analysts’ Expectations for Ford’s 1Q18 Earnings Reflect

    Previously, we looked at how Ford (F) stock underperformed the S&P 500 in 1Q18, while Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ferrari (RACE), and Toyota (TM) outperformed the broader market. US auto companies Ford and General Motors (GM) faced investors’ concerns about softening US vehicle sales and trade-war fears. On the brighter side, US light vehicle sales remained firm in 1Q18, rising ~1.9% YoY (year-over-year), which could why most auto stocks are trading positively in April. Let’s look at what we can expect from Ford’s 1Q18 earnings results.

  • Analysts Are Positive on Honda before Its 2018 Earnings Release
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Analysts Are Positive on Honda before Its 2018 Earnings Release

    According to Reuters, of the 21 analysts covering Honda (HMC) on April 11, 2018, ~62% recommended “buy” and 38% recommended “hold.” There were no “sell” recommendations. About ten days ago, 57% of analysts were recommending “buy.” 

  • How Do Analysts Rate GM Stock Before its 1Q18 Earnings?
    Market Realist8 days ago

    How Do Analysts Rate GM Stock Before its 1Q18 Earnings?

    In the previous part, we looked at analysts’ views on Tesla (TSLA) and discussed why many have turned negative on its stock in the last couple of months. In this part, we’ll look at General Motors (GM). According to Reuters, of the 24 analysts covering the stock on April 11, 2018, 50% recommended “buy,” 42% recommended “hold,” and 8% expected it to underperform, recommending “sell.”

  • Analysts’ Ratings on Foreign Automakers in the Wake of 1Q18 Data
    Market Realist13 days ago

    Analysts’ Ratings on Foreign Automakers in the Wake of 1Q18 Data

    According to recent data by Reuters, 46% of the 24 analysts covering Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) stock have given it “buy” ratings. In comparison, ~45% and 62% of the analysts covering Toyota Motor (TM) and Honda Motor Company (HMC) have given their stocks “buy” ratings, respectively.

  • Toyota Reported Stronger US Sales for the Third Month in Row
    Market Realist14 days ago

    Toyota Reported Stronger US Sales for the Third Month in Row

    In March 2018, Toyota Motor (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, reported a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 3.5% in its North American sales volumes to 223,000 units. In February 2018, the company’s sales rose 4.5% YoY to 182,000 vehicles.

  • March Non-Farm Payroll and Future Auto Sales
    Market Realist22 days ago

    March Non-Farm Payroll and Future Auto Sales

    Key Indicators for the Auto Sector in March 2018

  • What Are the Reasons behind Improved Projections for US GDP?
    Market Realist26 days ago

    What Are the Reasons behind Improved Projections for US GDP?

    The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) updated its economic projections for the US economy at its recently concluded March meeting. Along with a statement that included a 0.25% rate hike, the FOMC released its upgraded economic projections through its Summary of Economic Projections (or SEP) report. The report is released four times per year and contains Fed members’ projections for GDP growth, inflation (TIP), unemployment, and the policy interest rate.

  • What to Make of the Rebound in the Final Estimate for 4Q17 GDP
    Market Realist26 days ago

    What to Make of the Rebound in the Final Estimate for 4Q17 GDP

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA) released the third and final estimate for the fourth quarter GDP, indicating that the US economy has improved at an annual rate of 2.9% in the fourth quarter. The third estimate was above the second estimate of 2.5% and below the third quarter GDP growth rate of 3.2%. On an annual basis, real GDP increased 2.3% in 2017 compared to the 1.5% increase in 2016.

  • Why GM Stock Underperformed Peers Last Week
    Market Realist27 days ago

    Why GM Stock Underperformed Peers Last Week

    Why Auto Stocks Fell in Week 3 of March 2018

  • Analyzing Toyota’s Recent Financial Performance
    Market Realist29 days ago

    Analyzing Toyota’s Recent Financial Performance

    Toyota (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, became the world’s largest automaker by sales volume in 2008 for the first time, surpassing General Motors (GM). As of March 20, TM’s ADR (American depository receipt) has gone up by 1.6% so far in 2018.

  • GM’s Chinese Sales Rose in February 2018 despite Weak Industry
    Market Realist29 days ago

    GM’s Chinese Sales Rose in February 2018 despite Weak Industry

    How Automakers’ International Sales Shook Out in February

  • Why Is Advance Auto Parts’ Stock Consolidating in March 2018?
    Market Realistlast month

    Why Is Advance Auto Parts’ Stock Consolidating in March 2018?

    Bulls versus Bears: What's Driving the Auto Industry in March?

  • Why Is Fiat Chrysler in a Better Position than Peers in 1Q18?
    Market Realistlast month

    Why Is Fiat Chrysler in a Better Position than Peers in 1Q18?

    In 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) yielded impressive returns of 96.4%. The company’s consistently expanding profit margins and its efforts to improve its debt position befitted its stock last year. As of March 19, Fiat Chrysler’s stock was trading with 16.4% YTD (year-to-date) gains.

  • February Payroll Data and Future Auto Sales
    Market Realistlast month

    February Payroll Data and Future Auto Sales

    Foreign Automakers' US Sales in February 2018

  • Analysts’ Views on Foreign Automakers after February 2018
    Market Realistlast month

    Analysts’ Views on Foreign Automakers after February 2018

    Foreign Automakers' US Sales in February 2018

  • Toyota’s US Sales Continue to Strengthen in February 2018
    Market Realistlast month

    Toyota’s US Sales Continue to Strengthen in February 2018

    Foreign Automakers' US Sales in February 2018

  • ETF Trendslast month

    Can Amazon Keep Driving Up Consumer ETFs?

    The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLY), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the consumer discretionary sector, is higher by 7% year-to-date, but some analysts and market observers ...

  • Here’s How Tesla’s Valuation Multiples Are Trending in March
    Market Realistlast month

    Here’s How Tesla’s Valuation Multiples Are Trending in March

    March 2018 Update: Is the Market Losing Hope in Tesla?

  • What to Expect for AutoZone’s Future Earnings
    Market Realist2 months ago

    What to Expect for AutoZone’s Future Earnings

    Why AutoZone’s 2Q18 Results Triggered a Selling Spree

  • Benzinga2 months ago

    Vanguard Shifts Indexes On 3 ETFs Ahead Of Sector Changes

    Previously announced changes to the telecommunications sector, including renaming that sector as communications services, will take full effect in late September, but some issuers of exchange traded funds ...

  • How Crude Oil Could Affect the Auto Industry’s 1Q18 Earnings
    Market Realist2 months ago

    How Crude Oil Could Affect the Auto Industry’s 1Q18 Earnings

    What Macro Indicators in February Could Mean for Auto Industry