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11.8% of VNQ Holdings Seeing Recent Insider Buys

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ) shows an impressive 11.8% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc (Symbol: SRC), which makes up 0.63% of the Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ), has seen 2 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $391,740,525 worth of SRC, making it the #44 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at SRC:

SRC - last trade: $10.85 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/10/2016 Phillip D. Joseph Jr. EVP, CFO and Treasuer 2,516 $10.74 $27,034
11/15/2016 Jackson Hsieh President and COO 9,500 $10.62 $100,842

And Apple Hospitality REIT Inc (Symbol: APLE), the #66 largest holding among components of the Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ), shows 4 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $255,411,851 worth of APLE, which represents approximately 0.41% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at APLE is detailed in the table below:

APLE - last trade: $20.34 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/09/2016 Bryan Peery Executive Vice President & CFO 2,289 $18.25 $41,772
09/08/2016 Redd Hugh Director 2,000 $18.51 $37,015
09/09/2016 Glade M. Knight Executive Chairman 5,385 $18.43 $99,258
09/07/2016 Jon A. Fosheim Director 1,612 $18.62 $30,015
09/09/2016 Redd Hugh Director 2,500 $18.19 $45,465
09/13/2016 Redd Hugh Director 4,500 $18.30 $82,340
09/14/2016 Redd Hugh Director 1,000 $18.30 $18,300
11/11/2016 Glade M. Knight Executive Chairman 2,825 $17.55 $49,579
11/11/2016 Redd Hugh Director 3,000 $17.53 $52,598
11/15/2016 Redd Hugh Director 7,000 $17.91 $125,390

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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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