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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: $46.20 on 4/17/2014, Change: -0.49 (-1.05%)

 

Graph of Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) ManagerFund Manager - Michael Eyre

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 3.3 years
Fund Family: Vanguard
Fund Category: Utilities
Fund Performance: Mar 30, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.68)     (What does this score mean?)

 

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 Mar 30, 2014

  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) management has been with Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund for 3.3 years
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 13.64% vs 13.22% 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 64.54%. 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: 0.14% 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 Mar 30, 2014

  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return 10.86% vs 15.14% Utilities category median performance)
  • Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return 15.49% vs 17.62% 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 10.73 that is higher than category average of 10.59
  • 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 Mar 30, 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 Adm9.4610.8613.6415.49
Wells Fargo Advantage Utility&Telecom I (EVUYX)7.3914.5815.0916.50Compare
Hennessy Gas Utility Index Investor (GASFX)7.2917.9818.0723.12Compare
Franklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX)8.6810.6314.6816.40Compare

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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
SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector (IPU)6.69%23.27%1.50%
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX (FXU)10.04%19.54%11.92%
PowerShares Dynamic Utilities (PUI)5.32%19.09%12.74%
iShares S&P Global Utilities (JXI)8.62%16.27%6.16%
WisdomTree International Utilities (DBU)6.58%13.73%1.28%

 

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
03/2014$1.99B
02/2014$1.89B
01/2014$1.82B
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
02/20140%100%0%0%
01/20140.13%99.87%0%0%
12/20130%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

Feb 27, 2014
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [8.05%]
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [6.48%]
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [6.4%]
Southern Company (The) Common S [6.01%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [4.19%]
American Electric Power Company [3.94%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [3.53%]
PP&L Corporation Common Stock [3.28%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [3.19%]
Public Service Enterprise Group [2.99%]

Jan 30, 2014
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [8.1%]
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [6.39%]
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [6.35%]
Southern Company (The) Common S [5.86%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [4.04%]
American Electric Power Company [3.86%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [3.5%]
PP&L Corporation Common Stock [3.14%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [3.05%]
Public Service Enterprise Group [2.74%]

Dec 30, 2013
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [8.13%]
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [6.25%]
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [6.07%]
Southern Company (The) Common S [6%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [3.92%]
American Electric Power Company [3.8%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [3.48%]
PP&L Corporation Common Stock [3.17%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [2.99%]
Public Service Enterprise Group [2.71%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Vanguard Utilities Index Adm Fund (VUIAX)

  

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