Traders Buy Large Volume of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF Put Options (NYSEARCA:VWO)

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Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 4,345 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 356% compared to the average volume of 952 put options.

Shares of VWO stock opened at $50.69 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $49.99 and a two-hundred day moving average of $51.04. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a 12 month low of $47.49 and a 12 month high of $56.66.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in VWO. Guidance Point Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $25,000. Gibson Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $29,000. Tompkins Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $34,000. Albion Financial Group UT bought a new position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $35,000. Finally, OLD Second National Bank of Aurora lifted its position in shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF by 314.5% during the 2nd quarter. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora now owns 659 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $36,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period.

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF Company Profile

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, that measures the return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries.

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