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This ETF Holds Companies With Heavy Insider Buying - VDE

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Energy ETF (Symbol: VDE) shows an impressive 35.4% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Noble Energy, Inc. (Symbol: NBL), which makes up 1.13% of the Vanguard Energy ETF (Symbol: VDE), 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 $41,459,681 worth of NBL, making it the #17 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at NBL:

NBL - last trade: $27.94 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/14/2015 Eric P. Grubman Director 10,000 $36.37 $363,700
12/04/2015 Molly K. Williamson Director 2,456 $34.07 $83,676

And Matador Resources Co (Symbol: MTDR), the #75 largest holding among components of the Vanguard Energy ETF (Symbol: VDE), shows 3 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $3,674,844 worth of MTDR, which represents approximately 0.10% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at MTDR is detailed in the table below:

MTDR - last trade: $13.34 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/07/2015 Joseph Wm Foran Chairman and CEO 10,000 $22.16 $221,600
08/10/2015 Don C. Stephenson Director 1,135 $21.57 $24,482
08/21/2015 Carlos M. Sepulveda Director 1,000 $20.78 $20,780
12/14/2015 Joseph Wm Foran Chairman and CEO 4,657 $20.95 $97,564

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