VUG

Vanguard Growth ETF
A

91
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

VUG Fund Description

VUG tracks the CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index, which selects large- and midcap stocks with growth characteristics. The index selects stocks based on six growth factors.

VUG Factset Analytics Insight

VUG provides broad exposure to US large-cap-growth firms. The fund has been popular with investors, and boasts a large, stable asset base with strong liquidity. Its expense ratio—among the segment's lowest—makes it a prime choice for long-term investors. The fund does lose a few points for transparency: as with all its funds, Vanguard discloses holdings monthly, rather than daily.VUG's CRSP index (which it switched to in 2013) selects stocks based on six growth factors: expected long-term growth in earnings per share (EPS), expected short-term growth in EPS, 3-year historical growth in EPS, 3-year historical growth in sales per share, current investment-to-assets ratio, and return on assets. The fund holds many of the same names as our benchmark in its top holdings, yet is less concentrated because it dips into the midcap space. Be careful that the fund doesn't overlap with other midcaps in your portfolio. Overall, VUG is an excellent choice for investors seeking inexpensive, diversified exposure to the space.

VUG MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of December 17, 2018 the Vanguard Growth ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.31 out of 10.

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. VUG ranks in the 49th percentile within its peer group and in the 43th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

VUG CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 12/17/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
VUG -6.51% -13.53% -2.08% -2.37% 9.97% 10.17% 14.73%
VUG (NAV) -3.23% -12.49% 0.26% 0.75% 11.02% 10.78% 15.34%
CRSP US Large Growth -- -- -- -- -- -- 15.34%
MSCI USA Large Cap Growth Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

VUG Top 10 Countries

VUG Top 10 Sectors

VUG Top 10 Holdings [View All]

VUG Summary Data

Vanguard
01/26/04
Open-Ended Fund
0.05%
$33.65B
$135.26M
0.04%

VUG Portfolio Data

$256.69B
25.78
6.16
1.23%
09/24/14
312

VUG Index Data

CRSP US Large Growth
Multi-Factor
Multi-Factor
MSCI USA Large Cap Growth Index

VUG Portfolio Management

0.05%
-0.02%
0.02%
-0.06%

VUG Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

VUG Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Monthly
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TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
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VUG Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/18/18
5
4
3
2
1

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

VUG Tradability

933,474
$135.26M
903,912
$131.30M
0.04%
$0.06
0.01%
0.08% / -0.26%
None
100.00%
25,000
36.16
0.01%
0.00%
4,733
$139.77
5

VUG Sector/Industry Breakdown


VUG
Segment Benchmark
38.24%
42.17%
22.02%
19.10%
12.18%
12.63%
10.99%
9.55%
8.30%
8.69%
4.22%
2.89%
3.67%
2.47%
2.18%
0.98%
0.24%
0.22%

VUG TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

Apple Inc. 6.87%
30.84%

VUG Countries


VUG
Segment Benchmark
102.02%
100.00%
0.18%
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VUG Regions


VUG
Segment Benchmark
102.20%
100.00%

VUG Economic Development


VUG
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VUG Performance Statistics

0.99
0.95
0.95
0.95
0.11%
MSCI USA Large Cap Growth Index

VUG MSCI ESG Ratings

5.31 / 10
49.13
42.62
11.79%
6.22%
84.45

VUG BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

312
154
115
72.61%

VUG BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


VUG
Segment Benchmark
312
154
$256.69B
$335.16B
25.78
25.89
6.16
6.09
1.19%
1.03%
Medium
Medium

VUG BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


VUG
Segment Benchmark
93.05%
99.90%
6.95%
0.10%
0.01%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%