|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1100|
|Day's Range||103.43 - 103.75|
|52 Week Range||91.60 - 108.99|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.08%|
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The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF ( VIG) could increase more than 9% thanks to three of the underlying holdings having Wall Street price targets that are higher than their current stock prices. ETF Channel, in a guest post on Forbes.com, said that the weighted average implied analyst price target for the ETF based on the underlying holdings is $111.98 per unit. With the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF trading near $102.13 per unit, this implies more than 9% upside for the fund.
With Treasury yields rising, some dividend strategies are being pressured. Bond-like sectors — such as real estate, telecommunications and utilities — are lagging broader equity benchmarks this year. Some dividend funds can weather the storm of rising interest rates.
The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) is the largest dividend exchange traded fund trading in the U.S. At the end of April, the fund had $27.1 billion in assets under management. Company stocks that issue high dividend yields can be masking their distressed books or may not be sustainable and are heading for dividend cuts. Consequently, these quality dividend ETFs try to limit the impact of these value traps by requiring a history of sustainable dividend growth.
If we dig into the S&P 500 and the S&P Growth indexes, we can see that they have the highest exposure to information technology (or IT). The S&P 500 Growth index generated a three-year and five-year annualized return of 13.2% and 15.2%, respectively. These returns compare to the S&P 500 (SPY) at 10.7% and 13% for the same timespan, respectively. The S&P 500 Growth index generated YTD (year-to-date) return of 5.5%, compared to the S&P 500 at 1.5%. The S&P 500 Growth has 41% exposure to information technology, compared to the S&P 500 at 24.8%. ...
U.S. equity markets are facing widespread volatility, thanks to trade negotiations and recent geopolitical risks owing to the U.S. strike on Syrian chemical facilities.Source: Fabian Blank via Unsplash
Check out the holdings of the biggest dividend exchange-traded funds the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (VIG), iShares Select Dividend (DVY), and SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) and investors will find one big thing missing -- technology stocks. The Vanguard ETF has just 13% of assets in tech, the iShares ETF has about 6%, and SPDR, less than 2%. Obviously, technology companies aren't known for paying dividends, but perhaps it's time they did.
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Dividends have made a significant contribution to stock market returns. Given recent changes in dividend yield and a focus on buybacks, will this continue?
Bullish chart patterns and nearby support levels on key dividend ETFs suggest that it could be time to buy into dividend-paying companies.
The Federal Open Market Committee meets this week, and many bond market participants expect the Fed to raise interest rates after having done so three times in 2017. Expectations of higher borrowing costs ...