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Posted: December 26, 2019 at 8:47 pm
GREENSBORO, NC (December 17, 2019) After a competitive process, Greensboro was chosen by the Next City to host its National Vanguard Conference in May 2020. Next City is an organization with daily online coverage, reaching more than 2.5 million readers through its website whose mission is to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism. The Next City Vanguard conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of rising urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.
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The conference will be run in a collaborative effort with Action Greensboro serving as the official host partnering with the City of Greensboro, Downtown Greensboro Inc. and The Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau who will be serve as sponsors of the conference. Next City will also work closely with a Greensboro Host Committee consisting of members of the community.
Action Greensboro is excited to host the 2020 Next City Vanguard Conference in our progressive, welcoming Southern city, Said Cecelia Thompson, the executive director of Action Greensboro. We cannot wait to show off what weve done to help our city and our diverse residents thrive and build strong connections with our peers from cities across the country. We look forward to working with the Next City staff to leverage our communitys unique assets. As a 2013 Vanguard, I know first-hand, the impact the Vanguard Conference makes on the individual participant and host city.
Everyone at Next City is impressed by Greensboros host committee and anticipated outcomes, and we believe strongly that the conference will become the most impactful to date. Greensboros leaders have fostered an environment for collaboration that I hope will become a model to all. Greensboros unparalleled network of universities, thriving arts, culture, and technology sectors, and commitment to economic, environmental and social change make it the perfect place for our diverse group of leaders to learn in this exciting and historic city. Said Lucas Grindley, Executive Director, Next City.
This is a unique opportunity for Greensboro to show off our urban development projects to the audience of a leading media organization, share innovations with the countrys smartest emerging leaders, and to get ideas from rising young thinkers. Past conferences each include 40 leaders selected by a competitive application process, 10+ Vanguard alumni, Next City board members and staff. They represent an interdisciplinary array of professions, backgrounds and regions. The program is competitive; in 2018, Next City received more than 600 applications and selected 40 people whose bright ideas for cities, experience in the field, and ambition for the future all show great promise.
We are eager to spotlight Greensboros growing energy and vibrancy to a national audience, noted DGI President /CEO Zack Matheny. As an organization who is focused on stimulating investment and activity in the center city, DGI is thrilled that Greensboro is the choice to host this annual leadership gathering of rising urban leaders.
The Vanguard Conference includes three days of presentations, workshops, neighborhood tours to collectively learn and think about how to tackle challenges faced by our City. This immersive conference includes site visits, panel discussions, and meetings with community leaders, all to get a street-level view of whats happening in Greensboro. These experiences culminate in the events centerpiece, the Big Idea Challenge. It is an opportunity for the Vanguard participants to leave a meaningful mark on the host City by providing creative solutions in a final presentation.
For years, Greensboro leaders have traveled to learn what our peer cities are doing. Now we get the chance to showcase the best of Greensboro from our diverse community collaborations to our creative and entrepreneurial hubs to the emerging urban leaders from around the country and the world, said Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan. It will be a great opportunity to show off our City.
Applications for the 2020 Greensboro Vanguard Conference will be open to national and international candidates. To find out more about Next City and the National Vanguard Conference, visit their website.
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GREENSBORO The Next City organization, which uses journalism to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities, has chosen Greensboro to host the National Vanguard Conference in May, 2020.
Action Greensboro, a community development agency, said in a news release that the Next City Vanguard conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of rising urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.
Action Greensboro will be the official host in cooperation with the City of Greensboro, Downtown Greensboro Inc. and The Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, who will be serve as sponsors of the conference. Next City will also work closely with a Greensboro Host Committee consisting of members of the community.
Action Greensboro is excited to host the 2020 Next City Vanguard Conference in our progressive, welcoming Southern city, Said Cecelia Thompson, the executive director of Action Greensboro. We cannot wait to show off what weve done to help our city and our diverse residents thrive and build strong connections with our peers from cities across the country."
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VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Dec. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --In annual reports being published today, nine stock and bond ETFs reported lower expense ratios, including the $24.3 billion Vanguard Total International Bond ETF, the $17.3 billion Vanguard Total International Stock ETF, and the $63.2 billion Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock ETF, the largest in its category1. Vanguard also reported lower expenses on two active funds: Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility Fund and Vanguard International Value Fund.
In aggregate, these changes represent $27.7 million in savings returned to investors, bringing the total 2019 client savings to $69.3 million.2 See the accompanying table for a full list of expense ratio changes by fund.
Last week, Vanguard announced expense ratio reductions on three international income-oriented funds and four externally managed active equity funds.
Vanguard Mutual Fund and ETF Expense Ratio Changes
2018 FiscalYear EndExpenseRatio
2019 FiscalYear EndExpense Ratio
Total International Stock ETF
Total International Bond ETF
FTSE Emerging Markets ETF
Total World Stock ETF
FTSE Europe ETF
FTSE Pacific ETF
FTSE All-World ex-US ETF
FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF
Tax-Exempt Bond ETF
Global Minimum Volatility Fund Investor
Global Minimum Volatility Fund Admiral
International Value Fund Investor
Note: The 2018 expense ratios listed above reflect figures published in each fund's last annual report and prospectus. Updated 2019 figures will not be reflected in the funds' online profiles until each fund files its next prospectus.
About VanguardVanguard is one of the world's largest investment management companies. As of November 30, 2019, Vanguard managed $6 trillion in global assets. The firm, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, offers 423 funds to its more than 30 million investors worldwide. For more information, visit vanguard.com.
Asset figures are as of November 30, 2019 unless otherwise noted.
2Cumulative figure for all share classes from fiscal year ending August 2019 through October 2019 for the identified funds. Estimated savings is the difference between prior and current expense ratios multiplied by average AUM. Average AUM is based on daily average assets during a month, which are then averaged over the 12-months of the fiscal year.
For more information about Vanguard funds or Vanguard ETFs, visit vanguard.com or call 800-662-7447 to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing.
Vanguard ETF Shares are not redeemable with the issuing Fund other than in very large aggregations worth millions of dollars. Instead, investors must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares in the secondary market and hold those shares in a brokerage account. In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling.
All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Bond funds are subject to the risk that an issuer will fail to make payments on time, and that bond prices will decline because of rising interest rates or negative perceptions of an issuer's ability to make payments. Investments in stocks or bonds issued by non-U.S. companies are subject to risks including country/regional risk and currency risk. These risks are especially high in emerging markets. Prices of small-cap stocks often fluctuate more than those of large-company stocks. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.
Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor of the Vanguard Funds.
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KENNY BARRON TRIO at the Village Vanguard (through Dec. 29, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). At age 76, this piano eminence and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master remains an exemplar of pianistic intellect and poise. Last year Barron put out a collection of new originals and diverse covers in Concentric Circles, his (belated) debut as a leader for Blue Note Records; in March he will release Without Deception, a fine new album on which he is joined by the bassist Dave Holland and the drummer Johnathan Blake. At the Vanguard this weekend he is appearing with an equally redoubtable rhythm section: the bassist Buster Williams and the drummer Jeff Watts, known as Tain.212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com
PETER BERNSTEIN at Mezzrow (Jan. 1-2, 7:30 and 9 p.m.). Few guitarists put as much care, sensitivity and subtle strength into every single note as Bernstein does. Among the finest melodists in jazz, he has a full-breadth command of his instrument, but his biggest assets are his knack for crisp understatement and simplicity. At Mezzrow Bernstein will be joined by the bassist Omer Avital, whose playing verges more toward the rambunctious and ecstatic. On the first evening, the piano chair will be held by the pianist Aaron Goldberg, and on the second by Miki Yamanaka.646-476-4346, mezzrow.com
CHET DOXAS TRIO at Smalls (Jan. 2, 7:30 and 9 p.m.). A Canadian-born tenor saxophonist on the rise in New York, Doxas boasts a tonally rich, flexible style of improvising and a willingness to blend influences from jazz, Western classical and prog rock. You can get a sense of the breadth of his interests by listening first to Landline the self-titled debut of a collective quartet that features Doxas and came out this fall and then to Rich in Symbols, his own surging jazz-rock fusion effort from 2017. Here Doxas leads a trio with two expert musicians of similarly diverse proclivities: the bassist Michael Formanek and the pianist Ethan Iverson.646-476-4346, smallslive.com
EDDIE HENDERSON AND ERIC REED at Smoke (Dec. 26-28, 7, 9 and 10:30 p.m.). Henderson, a trumpeter, and Reed, a pianist, are a generation apart but both play with understatement and grace, placing an emphasis on where funk and swing converge. Here they perform as part of Smokes annual John Coltrane Festival in a quintet featuring the tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, the bassist John Webber and the drummer Joe Farnsworth.212-864-6662, smokejazz.com
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE at the Knitting Factory (Dec. 30, 8:30 p.m.). This group consists of seven brothers from the South Side of Chicago whose father was the influential organizer, educator and multi-instrumentalist Kelan Philip Cohran. Hypnotics work stretches the brass-band sound, often exploring the junction between classic hip-hop, greased-up funk and traditional jazz. Elsewhere, the band works in a quieter, more abstract tone-painting style. At this concert, Hypnotic which has a new album, Bad Boys of Jazz, coming in early 2020 will share the bill with D.J. Pudgemental and the electronic musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Piper.347-529-6696, knittingfactory.com
GRETCHEN PARLATO at the Jazz Gallery (Dec. 27-28, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Few vocalists have as distinctive a sound as Parlato, whose sibilant, sighing soprano and querying, half-spoken inflection influenced by Brazilian bossa nova, folk and romantic crooners past have made her one of the most immediately recognizable figures in jazz. She won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in the mid-2000s, then put out a run of acclaimed releases, but Parlato has not made a new album under her name in years. Maybe that will soon change: Here she will debut a work commissioned by the Jazz Gallery titled The Stars or Space Between. Camila Meza will join in on guitar, Chris Morrissey on bass and Mark Guiliana on drums.646-494-3625, jazzgallery.nycGIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
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Commentary: California’s Housing Crisis Driving the Nation’s Homeless Increase – The Peoples Vanguard of Davis
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Last Friday, HUD released its annual estimate of homelessness and that figure shows that people living on the streets increased by 2.7 percent this year nationally almost exclusively because California experienced a whopping 16.4 percent increase in homelessness in 2019.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement we saw great progress across the country, except for the West Coast where soaring housing costs are being blamed.
Mr. Carson said, In fact, homelessness in California is at a crisis level and needs to be addressed by local and state leaders with crisis-like urgency.
The HUD estimate finds Californias increase was higher than all other states combined.
The homeless and housing problems have persisted despite efforts by lawmakers and voters to provide more in the way of affordable housing. Statewide voters approved a $4 billion affordable housing bond last November. Los Angeles passed its own $1.2 billion housing bond in 2016. San Francisco voters approved $600 million in bonds for affordable housing.
And yet reports continue to show that cities are slow to spend money on shelters due to neighborhood opposition something Davis recently experienced with the proposed respite center, and Davis is not alone.
A big need in California simply more housing.
Broadly speaking, there is no solution to the California housing crisis without the construction of millions of new houses, said David Garcia, policy director for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley.
That group estimates that California needs about 3.5 million more homes by the 2025. That is the figure often cited by Governor Newsom, who has made it a central part of his administrations goals.
The bad news: we are unlikely to get there.
A report this past summer, commissioned by California Forward, concluded that California is not prepared to meet that goal.
They summarize their findings, saying there is currently not enough available, urban-served land identified for the states current and future housing needs Moreover, the research concludes the biggest barriers to housing production are a host of planning and regulatory restrictions and market constraints which limit housing development.
We cant accommodate all our growth in high-transit areas, report author Walter Kieser, senior principal of Economic & Planning Systems said in October. To accommodate growth and produce housing, we have to expand the areas that are transit-served or figure out other kinds of transit service that will connect us to meet GHG targets.
(The 3.5 million home target derives from work conducted in 2016 by McKinsey Global Institute, in association with California Forwards Economic Summit, the California Forward report notes).
The report concludes that it is highly unlikely, if not impossible, that such a target can be met by 2025 given the states current rates of production and existing market and regulatory barriers. They suggest a longer time frame is in order over the next 30 years (coincident with the time horizon for most regional planning efforts in the state) so that population and household demand forecasts can be linked to increases in available, urban-served land.
It is perhaps easy to blame California, but one report from this fall found the rest of the country is becoming morenot lesslike California. That report found that despite the longest economic expansion on record, the U.S. has been building far fewer houses than it usually does, pushing prices further out of reach for a vast portion of the population that has barely seen incomes rise.
California is not alone, said Chris Herbert, the managing director of Harvards Joint Center for Housing Studies. Its just more extreme.
The White House recently made headlines targeting California and homelessness. President Trump suggested in November that federal intervention may be needed.
The people of San Francisco are fed up and the people of Los Angeles are fed up, and were looking at it, and we will be doing something about it at the appropriate time, President Trump said in September.
California would welcome a cooperative effort that focuses federal resources on federal funds, reduction of regulations for new buildings, and increasing shelter space.
But most are leery of the presidents intentions. Indeed, White House spokesman Judd Deere blamed over regulation, excessive taxation, and poor public service delivery for a dramatic increase in homelessness.
The federal government has enormous power, obviously, and you always want to believe that there might be the opportunity for a real partnership on a life and death set of issues, said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. But you cant help but be cynical when it involves this president and his consistent pattern of behavior.
But if California is simply reflecting growing trends in the nation, California may simply be the leading indicator of a national housing and homelessness problem.
The folks crying about Californias failure here are correct, said Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission. We leave more human beings on the streets than anyone. We are not treating it with the urgency we need.
The question is will the federal government and other critics simply point fingers or will they launch action?
Simply using the police to clear people off the streets is not likely to be effective. Recently the Supreme Court failed to take up a 9th District ruling from last year that limits and restricts the ability of cities and counties to use law enforcement to clear encampments without available shelters.
Most experts believe that simply putting homeless people into the criminal justice system is not a solution.
Its politicizing some of the most vulnerable people in our country, which is really shameful and atrocious, said Diane Yentel, who heads the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an advocacy group.
So far it appears easy to point fingers and propose draconian solutions, and hard to provide actual funding to create shelters and services that could make a difference in reducing the homeless population.
David M. Greenwald reporting
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Right across the community in government, media and coffee shops, we speak about our ageing population as being an economic time bomb. We speak about age as something to be endured rather than celebrated and harnessed. We speak about age as something to steel ourselves against, and certainly something to be delayed if possible.
Tackling this deep-seated discrimination, that we subject on ourselves, the people we love and those around us, is one of the great challenges of this century. The impacts are real on people, on the workforce, on the broader economy.
Luckily, Australia has a proud history of vanguard public health campaigns that have saved lives, health budgets and averted disaster. Whether its our efforts to curb smoking, educate at-risk groups about HIV, or screen for breast cancer, major interventions in the national consciousness are sometimes necessary to set us up for the decades to come.
Ageism and the effect on our health system, workforce and economy has reached the point that it requires urgent action in the form of a large-scale government-funded public education campaign to reduce it. A campaign of this sort can treat the cause of many emerging ills that we are experiencing. The Band-Aids weve been using to cover up the symptoms are rapidly failing.
In aged care, the impacts are particularly apparent. Failures are being strung up for all to see through the royal commission. But the interim report has made it clear that the root cause of issues facing aged care delivery in this country come from a negative attitude on how to deal with age.
There are significant funding disparities and access issues for older people between mainstream hospitals, residential aged care and the disability system. These are justified by an underlying attitude that says older people are less deserving of high-needs health care.
But as we live longer and better than ever before, our ageing population is actually a huge opportunity. We can contribute for longer in work, in family and education. To harness these opportunities we need to end discrimination, level the playing field in health care and make sure that everyone plays a role in planning for their own ageing.
Until we start to see age as an opportunity it will continue to disrupt and cause problems. We Australians can kick the can down the road and face the consequences or we can reimagine our economy to include older people and help them live better and longer in the process.
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Two Sydney-based accounting firms have opted to join forces with one of Canadas largest national business consulting companies.
Effective Feb. 1, 2020, MGM & Associates Chartered Profession and Jennings March Chartered Professional Accountants will merge with MNP, a Calgary-based firm with offices in more than 80 locations that entered the Nova Scotia market almost three years ago through a merger with Halifax-based WBLI.
MGM co-founder Sonny MacDougall said changing and dynamic market conditions led the firm to the conclusion that it must find new ways to help clients meet their goals.
MNP complements and enhances our current service offerings and brings greater bench strength to help us service organizations in and around Sydney and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, said MacDougall, who works with fellow MGM partners Sheila Gillis and Darren Chiasson.
By joining MNP we will add more resources, more specialized services and a range of new experiences, all of which will help provide our clients with even greater value in the future.
Gary Jennings, of Jennings March, said he made the decision to join the merger because of the national firms business culture.
Although MNP is a large national firm, its always been known for being local in focus with a small-firm culture and commitment to supporting the local communities that its teams live and work in, said Jennings.
To join a firm with the depth of resources that MNP offers, while maintaining our local focus, is truly a unique and exceptional opportunity.
For now, both the MGM and the Jennings March teams will remain at their present Dorchester Street locations in Sydney but will work closely with MNPs existing teams in Dartmouth and Truro.
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Analysts forecast that National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) will post earnings of $0.39 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have made estimates for National Storage Affiliates Trusts earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.38 to $0.40. National Storage Affiliates Trust posted earnings per share of $0.37 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 5.4%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 24th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that National Storage Affiliates Trust will report full year earnings of $1.53 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.52 to $1.54. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $1.62 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.61 to $1.64. Zacks earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover National Storage Affiliates Trust.
National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.20) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.59). National Storage Affiliates Trust had a negative return on equity of 1.45% and a negative net margin of 4.87%. The firm had revenue of $101.34 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $100.49 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.36 earnings per share. The firms revenue for the quarter was up 18.7% compared to the same quarter last year.
A number of research firms have recently issued reports on NSA. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on National Storage Affiliates Trust from $27.00 to $32.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a report on Monday, September 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, December 3rd. BMO Capital Markets restated a hold rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust in a research report on Thursday, October 31st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 4th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a buy rating on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust in a research report on Monday, December 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the companys stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $33.83.
Shares of NYSE NSA traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $32.76. 4,971 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 534,123. National Storage Affiliates Trust has a 12 month low of $25.11 and a 12 month high of $35.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 0.64. The stocks 50-day simple moving average is $32.98 and its 200-day simple moving average is $32.19. The firm has a market cap of $1.93 billion, a PE ratio of 23.71, a PEG ratio of 4.17 and a beta of 0.29.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 13th will be paid a $0.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 12th. This is a boost from National Storage Affiliates Trusts previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.03%. National Storage Affiliates Trusts dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 95.65%.
A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust by 3.3% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,624,526 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock worth $191,714,000 after purchasing an additional 213,375 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust by 3.1% in the 3rd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,143,735 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock valued at $104,906,000 after purchasing an additional 93,419 shares during the period. Invesco Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust by 228.9% in the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 2,041,493 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock valued at $59,081,000 after purchasing an additional 1,420,851 shares in the last quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust in the second quarter valued at about $45,783,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust by 5.4% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,527,814 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock worth $44,215,000 after buying an additional 78,100 shares during the period. 92.95% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About National Storage Affiliates Trust
National Storage Affiliates Trust is a Maryland real estate investment trust focused on the ownership, operation and acquisition of self storage properties located within the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas throughout the United States. The Company currently holds ownership interests in and operates 709 self storage properties located in 35 states and Puerto Rico with approximately 44.9 million rentable square feet.
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Evoke Wealth LLC Takes $32,000 Position in Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (NASDAQ:VXUS) – Riverton Roll
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Evoke Wealth LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (NASDAQ:VXUS) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 621 shares of the companys stock, valued at approximately $32,000.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of VXUS. FMR LLC grew its stake in Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 0.9% in the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 103,637 shares of the companys stock worth $5,379,000 after buying an additional 901 shares in the last quarter. Lincoln National Corp increased its stake in Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 24.2% in the second quarter. Lincoln National Corp now owns 9,898 shares of the companys stock valued at $522,000 after acquiring an additional 1,928 shares during the last quarter. Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC raised its position in Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 5.4% during the second quarter. Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC now owns 17,140 shares of the companys stock valued at $904,000 after purchasing an additional 871 shares in the last quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC raised its position in Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 9.1% during the second quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 7,003 shares of the companys stock valued at $373,000 after purchasing an additional 587 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameritas Investment Corp lifted its stake in Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 384.8% during the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Corp now owns 4,533 shares of the companys stock worth $239,000 after purchasing an additional 3,598 shares during the last quarter.
VXUS opened at $55.38 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $54.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $52.52. Vanguard Total International Stock ETF has a 12-month low of $45.59 and a 12-month high of $56.03.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 24th will be given a dividend of $0.628 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 23rd. This is a positive change from Vanguard Total International Stock ETFs previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $2.51 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.54%.
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Analysts forecast that American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) will announce earnings per share of $0.16 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for American Vanguards earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.20 and the lowest is $0.11. American Vanguard posted earnings of $0.25 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 36%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, March 9th.
On average, analysts expect that American Vanguard will report full year earnings of $0.50 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.45 to $0.54. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.74 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.69 to $0.79. Zacks Investment Researchs earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover American Vanguard.
American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $124.88 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $123.13 million. American Vanguard had a net margin of 3.75% and a return on equity of 5.28%. American Vanguards revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share.
AVD stock traded up $0.03 during trading on Thursday, hitting $19.26. The company had a trading volume of 69,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 103,825. The firm has a market capitalization of $567.21 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.78 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a current ratio of 2.49, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The business has a 50 day moving average of $16.23 and a 200 day moving average of $14.92. American Vanguard has a fifty-two week low of $12.69 and a fifty-two week high of $21.19.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 26th will be issued a $0.02 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 24th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.42%. American Vanguards dividend payout ratio is currently 9.88%.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in AVD. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of American Vanguard by 65.5% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,943 shares of the basic materials companys stock worth $45,000 after acquiring an additional 1,165 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of American Vanguard during the second quarter worth $116,000. Swiss National Bank raised its position in shares of American Vanguard by 2.2% during the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 50,851 shares of the basic materials companys stock worth $784,000 after purchasing an additional 1,100 shares during the period. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of American Vanguard by 30.6% during the second quarter. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 47,000 shares of the basic materials companys stock valued at $724,000 after purchasing an additional 11,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in shares of American Vanguard by 16.3% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 10,913 shares of the basic materials companys stock valued at $164,000 after purchasing an additional 1,529 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 75.87% of the companys stock.
About American Vanguard
American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. The company manufactures and formulates chemicals, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants in liquid, powder, and granular forms for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection.
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