VPU

Vanguard Utilities ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

VPU Fund Description

VPU tracks a broad-based, market-cap-weighted index of US utilities companies.

VPU Factset Analytics Insight

VPU is the poster child of US Utilities ETFs. It offers broad exposure to the market at one of the segment's lowest costs, thus not surprisingly earning our Analyst's Pick. The deviations the fund takes away from the benchmark are tiny in scope and cause very minute performance deviations. The fund has small allocations to holding companies which we consider to be outside utilities, but VPU still captures the segment nicely. It's easy to trade, with strong on-screen and underlying liquidity. It's also a markedly Efficient fund, with a low expense ratio and excellent tracking.

VPU MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

Vanguard Utilities ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.84 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. Vanguard Utilities ETF ranks in the 84th percentile within its peer group and in the 66th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

VPU MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

VPU Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 12/03/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
VPU -2.24% -0.96% 22.35% 17.22% 14.96% 10.77% 12.14%
VPU (NAV) -2.22% -0.86% 20.59% 14.63% 14.11% 10.29% 11.89%
MSCI US Investable Market Utilities 25/50 Index -2.22% -0.84% 20.67% 14.72% 14.19% 10.37% 11.89%
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All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

VPU Summary Data

Vanguard
01/26/04
Open-Ended Fund
0.10%
$4.25B
$26.61M
0.04%

VPU Portfolio Data

$42.44B
25.28
2.32
2.90%
09/22/14
69

VPU Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
Thomson Reuters US Utilities

VPU Portfolio Management

0.10%
-0.09%
-0.06%
-0.11%

VPU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

VPU Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Monthly
Cboe Book Viewer
Top Of Book
Last 10 Trades
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VPU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/04/19
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of VPU. VPU is rated a 5 out of 5.

VPU Tradability

187,482
$26.61M
149,797
$21.22M
0.04%
$0.05
0.01%
0.10% / -0.09%
None
100.00%
25,000
6.02
0.01%
0.07%
889
$139.06
5

VPU Sector/Industry Breakdown


VPU
Segment Benchmark
76.47%
77.65%
14.31%
13.46%
5.04%
4.82%
4.14%
4.08%
0.04%
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VPU Countries


VPU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VPU Regions


VPU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VPU Economic Development


VPU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VPU Performance Statistics

1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.04%
Thomson Reuters US Utilities

VPU MSCI ESG Ratings

6.84 / 10
65.79
84.00
62.53%
6.58%
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VPU Benchmark Comparison Holdings

69
67
63
96.92%

VPU Benchmark Comparison Summary


VPU
Segment Benchmark
69
67
$42.44B
$43.31B
25.28
33.07
2.32
2.26
2.97%
2.97%
High
High

VPU Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


VPU
Segment Benchmark
81.87%
82.46%
16.59%
16.02%
1.43%
1.50%
0.11%
0.02%