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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF ( VLUE ) shows an impressive 11.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Hertz Global Holdings Inc (Symbol: HTZ), which makes up 0.66% of the iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF ( VLUE ), has seen 4 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $4,238,128 worth of HTZ, making it the #49 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at HTZ:

HTZ - last trade: $17.61 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/13/2015 Thomas C. Kennedy Senior Executive VP & CFO 25,000 $18.24 $456,000
08/13/2015 Tyler Best Exec VP and CIO 27,450 $18.32 $502,884
08/14/2015 Thomas J. Sabatino Jr. Sr Ex VP, Chief Admin and GC 15,000 $18.05 $270,675
08/13/2015 John P. Tague President and CEO 50,000 $18.06 $903,000

And Annaly Capital Management Inc (Symbol: NLY), the #114 largest holding among components of the iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF ( VLUE ), shows 4 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $1,050,339 worth of NLY, which represents approximately 0.16% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at NLY is detailed in the table below:

NLY - last trade: $10.10 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/18/2015 Glenn Votek Chief Financial Officer 25,000 $10.65 $266,250
05/11/2015 Wellington Denahan Chairman of Board & CEO 198,216 $10.04 $1,991,017
08/07/2015 Kevin Keyes President 300,000 $10.08 $3,024,000
08/11/2015 Kevin Brady Director 48,750 $10.16 $495,300
08/17/2015 Glenn Votek Chief Financial Officer 25,000 $10.36 $259,000
08/21/2015 Wellington Denahan Chairman of Board & CEO 100,000 $10.33 $1,033,000

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