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Vanguard Materials Index Fund ETF Shares (VAW)

Delayed Data
As of Oct 05
 +2.44 / +2.70%
Today’s Change
Today|||52-Week Range

Investment Objective

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Materials 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the materials sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). It attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.

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1 month-2.79% 3 years+5.49%
3 months-14.60% 5 years+7.18%
1 year-12.86% Since inception+7.37%
Data through 10/03/2015

Quote Details

Previous close$90.33
Open day’s range90.88 – 92.78
Net asset value (NAV)90.36 (10/02/2015)
Daily volume79,949
Average volume (3 months)84,072
Data as of 10/05/2015

Peer Comparisonvs. Natural resources ETFs

Performance 5-yr return+7.18%+6.18%
Expense Gross exp ratio0.12%0.51%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.450.21
Net assets$1.1B$386.2M
Average market cap$13.8B$12.9B
Average P/E18.316.8
Dividend / Share--0.28%


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Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 83.98%
Consumer goods 11.49%
Business service 1.96%
Consumer service 1.35%
Energy 1.13%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
DOW Dow Chemical7.13%
DD E I du Pont de Nemours and Co6.59%
MON Monsanto6.57%
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV4.85%
PX Praxair Inc4.31%
ECL Ecolab Inc4.13%
APD Air Products and Chemicals Inc4.02%
PPG PPG Industries3.67%
SHW Sherwin-Williams Co2.86%
IP International Paper Co2.45%

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