ETF Spotlight on the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG), part of an ongoing series.
Assets: $13.5 billion.
Objective: The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation fund tries to reflect the performance of the Dividend Achievers Select Index, which is comprised of stocks with a record of growing their dividends year-over-year. [Target Lifts Dividend by 20%; Vanguard ETF Has Biggest Stake]
Holdings: Top holdings include: International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) 4.2%, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) 4.2%, Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) 4.0%, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) 3.9% and Pepsico (NYSE: PEP) 3.9%.