|Bid||142.73 x 100|
|Ask||142.75 x 100|
|Day's Range||142.50 - 143.89|
|52 Week Range||122.85 - 152.38|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||70.20|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.05%|
An activist group at Vanguard is asking shareholders to vote in favor of a proposal that would not allow the mutual fund giant to invest in companies that contribute to genocide or crimes against humanity. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Ethan Wolff-Mann and Dan Roberts talk about why Vanguard is recommending its clients to vote against the proposal.
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Why is Vanguard voting against a shareholder measure on its proxy ballot that moves to stop investing in companies that "substantially contribute" to genocide?
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