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Vanguard Utilities Index Adm (VUIAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm (VUIAX) Fund

    Last Trade: $50.83 on 12/19/2014, Change: -0.02 (-0.04%)

 

Graph of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) ManagerFund Manager - Donald M. Butler

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 10.9 years
Fund Family: Vanguard
Fund Category: Utilities
Fund Performance: Nov 29, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.63)     (What does this score mean?)
Donald M. Butler, CFA, Principal of Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 1992; has managed investment portfolios since 1997; and has co-managed the Fund since 2009. Education: B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University.  Get more insights on Donald M. Butler

 

Graph of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) ProfileVanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of utilities stocks. Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund employs a passive management investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI U.S. Investable Market Utilities 25/50 index. This index consists of all capitalization companies within the utilities sector. The sector includes electric, gas, and water utility companies, as well as companies that operate as independent producers and/or distributors of power. The sector includes both nuclear and nonnuclear facilities. It is non-diversified.

 

Vanguard Utilities Index Adm (VUIAX) Fund Strength What we like about Vanguard Utilities Index Adm (VUIAX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) as of Nov 29, 2014

  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) management has been with Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund for 10.9 years
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 24.16% vs 17.71% Utilities category median performance)
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 14.08% vs 14.01% Utilities category median performance)
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Asset base in Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 7.00% vs Utilities average of 67.68%. It is good that Vanguard Utilities Index Adm management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has a lower expense ratio than its Utilities average: 0.12% vs 1.28%
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) Weakness What we are cautious about Vanguard Utilities Index Adm (VUIAX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) as of Nov 29, 2014

  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 14.05% vs 14.99% Utilities category median performance)
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 12.82 that is higher than category average of 10.91
  • As a Utilities focused fund, Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
See Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) performance details as of Nov 29, 2014

 

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Compare Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX)Compare with other top Utilities category mutual funds

Aadditional top Utilities mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Vanguard Utilities Index Adm22.6624.1614.0514.08
Hennessy Gas Utility Index Investor (GASFX)18.8322.7018.0719.10Compare
Fidelity Advisor Utilities I (FUGIX)20.6623.8516.9315.72Compare
Franklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX)22.1523.9415.0114.75Compare

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Compare Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX)Compare with Utilities category ETFs

Some Utilities ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
WisdomTree International Utilities (DBU)7.95%7.37%6.20%
SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector (IPU)5.97%7.19%6.45%
Rydex S&P Equal Weight Utilities (RYU)25.68%26.95%16.64%
Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU)24.30%25.42%13.63%
iShares Dow Jones US Utilities (IDU)23.15%24.65%13.92%

 

Graph of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) Net Asset TrackingVanguard Utilities Index Adm (VUIAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm fund (VUIAX)

DateNet Asset
11/2014$2.35B
10/2014$2.27B
09/2014$2.04B
More historic net asset information on Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX)

  

Graph of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) Portfolio TrackingVanguard Utilities Index Adm (VUIAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm fund (VUIAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
09/20140%100%0%0%
08/20140%100%0%0%
06/20140%100%0%0%
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graph of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Vanguard Utilities Index Adm (VUIAX) Fund

Discover what Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) manager is buying

Sep 29, 2014
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [8.14%]
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [6.3%]
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [6.18%]
Southern Company (The) Common S [5.98%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [4.5%]
American Electric Power Company [3.92%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [3.78%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [3.22%]
PP&L Corporation Common Stock [3.19%]
Public Service Enterprise Group [2.9%]

Aug 30, 2014
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [7.81%]
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [6.41%]
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [6.1%]
Southern Company (The) Common S [5.91%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [4.29%]
American Electric Power Company [3.91%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [3.69%]
PP&L Corporation Common Stock [3.27%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [3.23%]
Public Service Enterprise Group [2.82%]

Jun 29, 2014
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [7.61%]
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [6.48%]
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [6.04%]
Southern Company (The) Common S [5.85%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [4.54%]
American Electric Power Company [3.95%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [3.54%]
PP&L Corporation Common Stock [3.25%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [3.19%]
Public Service Enterprise Group [3%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX)

  

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