VPU Stock Price Today (plus 19 insightful charts)



In addition to the latest Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) stock price, this page includes 19 charts that add a unique perspective to the latest stock quote.

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The Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) stock price and stock chart below provides intra-day data for the current/most recent trading day.

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To help provide a sence of the near-term trend, the following chart illustrates the daily closing price for Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) over the past year.

VPU 1-year stock price chart


For a longer-term perspective, the following chart presents price performance since 2000 (or since inception) for Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU).

VPU stock price chart


Major events can certainly impact a funds performance. To that end, the following chart presents the daily closing price performance for Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) (blue line) as well as the S&P 500 (gray line) from the day before Russia fully invaded Ukraine (February 24, 2022) to today.

VPU Event A stock price chart


So how has Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) (blue line) and the S&P 500 (gray line) performed from the day before inflation picked up on Febuary 10, 2021 until today? The following post-inflation chart answers that question.

VPU Event 2 stock price chart


How much does Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) gain (or lose) in a day? The following chart illustrates how frequently certain daily price movements occur. The end result is a visual representation of the ETF’s volatility.

VPU volatility chart


While extreme price gains are by definition rare, the following chart gives a sense of what is possible by presenting the biggest daily gains of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) since 2000 (or since its inception).

VPU biggest gains chart


So what were the biggest losses? The chart below answers that question by presting the biggest daily losses for Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) since 2000 (or since its inception).

VPU biggest losses chart


So how much has Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) declined from its peak? When the blue line is at 0%, the ETF is (or was) at its peak. Otherwise, it is (or was) below its peak by the amount indicated on the y-axis.

VPU drawdown chart


The chart below illustrates the performance of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) (blue line) and S&P 500 (gray line) during the Covid bear market.

VPU covid bear market chart


The chart below illustrates the performance of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) (blue line) and S&P 500 (gray line) during the financial crisis bear market.

VPU financial crisis bear market chart



The chart below presents the relative strength of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) as compared to the benchmark S&P 500. When the blue line in the chart is trending up, the ETF is outperforming the S&P 500 and when it is moving down it is underperforming.

VPU relative strength chart


The following chart illustrates the relative strength of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) as compared to the popular/tech-laden Nasdaq 100. When the blue line in the chart is moving up, the ETF is outperforming the Nasdaq 100 and when it is trending down — underperforming.

VPU relative strength vs nasdaq 100 chart


The chart below presents the relative strength of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) as compared to the Russell 2000 (i.e., small-cap stock index). When the blue line in the chart is working its way higher, the ETF is outperforming the Russell 2000 and when it is headed lower it is underperforming.

VPU relative strength vs russell 2000 chart


The following chart illustrates the inflation-adjusted performance for Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU). The U.S. dollar tends to lose purchasing power over time. The following chart adjusts for the ever shrinking dollar so you can see what real price gains the ETF is actually providing.

VPU inflation-adjusted chart


So how is Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) performing when priced in that other world currency — gold? The following gold-adjusted chart ansers that question.

VPU vs gold chart


The following chart presents the average year performance for Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU). There is a season for all things. Well, at least some things.

VPU average year chart


The chart below provides a slightly differnet perspective to seasonality. It illustrates the average year for Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) divided by the S&P 500. When the blue line is trending higher, the ETF has outperformed the S&P 500 on average during that part of the year. When the blue line is moving lower, the ETF has underperformed the S&P 500 — on average.

VPU relative strength average year chart


Does Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) tend to perform better on a particular day of the week? The following average weekday chart provides the answer.

VPU average weekday chart