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11.5% of DIVB Holdings Seeing Recent Insider Buys

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares U.S. Dividend and Buyback ETF ( DIVB ) shows an impressive 11.5% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

AT&T Inc (Symbol: T), which makes up 1.38% of the iShares U.S. Dividend and Buyback ETF ( DIVB ), has seen 9 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $110,737 worth of T, making it the #14 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at T:

T - last trade: $32.27 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/05/2018 Richard W. Fisher Director 2,600 $38.10 $99,059
02/09/2018 John Donovan CEO-AT&T Communications, LLC 27,997 $35.68 $998,838
07/25/2018 Geoffrey Y. Yang Director 49,390 $30.39 $1,500,756
07/26/2018 Matthew K. Rose Director 65,500 $30.51 $1,998,376
07/25/2018 Beth E. Mooney Director 16,100 $30.71 $494,358
07/25/2018 Michael B. McCallister Director 4,000 $30.25 $121,006
07/25/2018 Scott T. Ford Director 15,000 $30.25 $453,675
07/26/2018 Geoffrey Y. Yang Director 32,350 $30.48 $986,012
07/27/2018 Glenn H. Hutchins Director 64,329 $31.04 $1,996,768
07/27/2018 Richard W. Fisher Director 7,400 $31.04 $229,723
07/27/2018 Joyce M. Roche Director 3,200 $31.19 $99,795

And Synchrony Financial (Symbol: SYF), the #160 largest holding among components of the iShares U.S. Dividend and Buyback ETF ( DIVB ), shows 3 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $11,415 worth of SYF, which represents approximately 0.14% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at SYF is detailed in the table below:

SYF - last trade: $29.85 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
07/30/2018 Will W. Graylin Director 10,000 $29.51 $295,100
07/30/2018 Roy A. Guthrie Director 10,000 $29.53 $295,300
07/30/2018 Jeffrey G. Naylor Director 5,000 $29.57 $147,850

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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