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VEURX Vanguard European Stock Index Inv

  • Fund
  • VEURX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $25.74
  • + $0.01
  • + 0.04%
  • Category
  • Europe Equities

VEURX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -4.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.8%
  • Net Assets $17 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 16.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$25.74
$23.22
$28.24

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.26%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 13.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Europe Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Europe Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -4.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 3.05%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard European Stock Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Jun 18, 1990
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Christine D. Franquin

Fund Description

The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund Investor Shares (VEURX) is a low-cost, passively managed index fund that tracks large-, mid- and small-cap stocks in developed Europe. VEURX tracks the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index and employs a full-replication strategy by owning all the stocks in the index. This includes exposure to more than 1,230 stocks from a variety of nations, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

As an index covering all developed-market European stocks, VEURX makes an ideal core position alongside U.S. equities. The fund is internally managed by Vanguard.

VEURX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VEURX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -4.1% -12.1% 10.6% 55.67% 3
1 Yr -9.8% -14.5% 7.7% 51.49% 3
3 Yr 1.1% * -12.5% 8.7% 49.45% 3
5 Yr 2.8% * -11.9% 8.5% 62.50% 4
10 Yr 2.0% * -5.8% 6.7% 62.50% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VEURX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -4.8% -20.7% 11.6% 69.57% 4
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VEURX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -4.1% -12.1% 10.6% 54.26% 3
1 Yr -9.8% -18.4% 7.6% 45.54% 3
3 Yr 1.1% * -12.5% 8.7% 40.66% 2
5 Yr 2.8% * -11.9% 8.5% 58.75% 3
10 Yr 2.0% * -5.8% 6.7% 56.94% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VEURX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -4.8% -20.7% 11.6% 69.57% 4
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

VEURX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VEURX Category Low Category High VEURX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 17 B 1.42 M 19.9 B 1.98% 1
Number of Holdings 1249 30 1249 0.99% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 2.97 B 483 K 3.75 B 1.98% 1
Weighting of Top 10 16.8% 6.7% 49.9% 27.72% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Nestle SA 2.85%
  2. Novartis AG 2.33%
  3. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 2.26%
  4. HSBC Holdings PLC 1.48%
  5. British American Tobacco PLC 1.45%
  6. GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1.25%
  7. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A 1.38%
  8. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 1.25%
  9. BP PLC 1.29%
  10. Royal Dutch Shell PLC B 1.23%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VEURX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.79% 80.79% 100.00% 10.89% 2
Other
1.68% 0.00% 2.55% 6.93% 2
Cash
0.45% 0.00% 19.21% 23.76% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.08% 0.00% 3.23% 4.95% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.91% 1.98% 1
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.36% 3.96% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VEURX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
16.42% 0.00% 41.11% 10.89% 2
Consumer Defense
15.24% 1.13% 43.55% 11.88% 3
Healthcare
13.93% 0.50% 24.20% 12.87% 3
Industrials
11.51% 1.32% 30.97% 16.83% 3
Consumer Cyclical
10.33% 0.00% 24.80% 19.80% 4
Basic Materials
7.78% 0.68% 12.05% 10.89% 2
Energy
6.77% 0.00% 19.00% 15.84% 3
Technology
4.71% 1.53% 19.33% 24.75% 5
Communication Services
4.59% 0.00% 11.55% 12.87% 2
Utilities
3.88% 0.00% 9.00% 5.94% 1
Real Estate
2.47% 0.00% 6.82% 10.89% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VEURX % Rank Quintile
Non US
96.97% 64.98% 99.82% 8.91% 1
US
0.82% -2.20% 29.98% 18.81% 4

VEURX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VEURX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.26% 0.08% 12.20% 74.26% 1
Management Fee 0.23% 0.07% 1.32% 18.81% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.20% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VEURX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VEURX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VEURX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VEURX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

VEURX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VEURX Rank Quintile
Turnover 13.00% 0.00% 394.00% 25.74% 1

VEURX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VEURX Category Low Category High VEURX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.5% 0.00% 2.16% 11.25% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VEURX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VEURX Category Low Category High VEURX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 3.05% -0.89% 3.61% 6.93% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VEURX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

VEURX - Managers

Christine D. Franquin

Manager

Start Date

Feb 26, 2016

Tenure

0.43

Tenure Rank

20.3%

Christine has been with Vanguard since 2000. She received her B.A. from Universitaire Faculteiten Sint Ignatius Antwerpen Belgium and also her Master Degree in Finance from Clark University in Massachusetts. She currently manages Vanguard European Stock Index and Switzerland Stock Index. Education: B.A., Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen, Belgium; J.D., University of Liege, Belgium; M.S., Clark University.


Justin E. Hales

Manager

Start Date

Feb 26, 2016

Tenure

0.43

Tenure Rank

20.3%

Justin E. Hales, CFP, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2004, has worked in investment management since 2006, has managed investment portfolios since 2014. Education: B.A., University of Maryland.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.4

Category High

18.8

Category Average

7.25

Category Mode

1.6