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Insiders Bullish on Certain Holdings of VOE

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE ) shows an impressive 14.8% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

VEREIT Inc (Symbol: VER), which makes up 0.23% of the Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE ), 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 $17,947,382 worth of VER, making it the #183 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at VER:

VER - last trade: $8.03 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/15/2017 Thomas W. Roberts See Remarks 15,000 $7.60 $113,955
05/16/2017 Julie Richardson Director 15,000 $7.46 $111,900
05/17/2017 Paul H. McDowell See Remarks 7,000 $7.51 $52,542
05/22/2017 William Craig Miller Jr. See Remarks 12,725 $7.86 $100,018

And Discovery Communications Inc (Symbol: DISCA), the #184 largest holding among components of the Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE ), shows 4 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $17,526,111 worth of DISCA, which represents approximately 0.23% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at DISCA is detailed in the table below:

DISCA - last trade: $17.33 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/01/2017 Gunnar Wiedenfels Chief Financial Officer 20,000 $23.01 $460,180
08/02/2017 S. Decker Anstrom Director 10,000 $23.05 $230,497
08/15/2017 Gunnar Wiedenfels Chief Financial Officer 15,000 $21.70 $325,460
08/18/2017 Paul J. Guagliardo Chief Commercial Officer 10,000 $22.71 $227,060
11/03/2017 Gunnar Wiedenfels Chief Financial Officer 15,000 $15.45 $231,732
11/06/2017 J. David Wargo Director 100,000 $15.76 $1,575,600

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