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Insiders Buy the Holdings of DES ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (Symbol: DES) shows an impressive 17.0% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Mentor Graphics Corp (Symbol: MENT), which makes up 0.22% of the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (Symbol: DES), has seen 3 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $2,934,578 worth of MENT, making it the #140 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at MENT:

MENT - last trade: $21.74 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/07/2015 J. Daniel McCranie Director 10,000 $17.61 $176,050
12/09/2015 Dean Freed Vice President 4,000 $17.47 $69,880
01/08/2016 Patrick McManus Director 2,000 $17.13 $34,260

And Conmed Corp. (Symbol: CNMD), the #185 largest holding among components of the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (Symbol: DES), shows 4 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $2,058,813 worth of CNMD, which represents approximately 0.16% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at CNMD is detailed in the table below:

CNMD - last trade: $42.19 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/11/2015 David M. Bronson Director 1,500 $41.01 $61,522
01/04/2016 Charles Farkas Director 332 $42.18 $14,005
01/29/2016 Curt R. Hartman President & CEO 5,000 $36.32 $181,621
03/02/2016 John L. Workman Director 2,500 $39.85 $99,631
04/01/2016 Charles Farkas Director 338 $42.04 $14,210

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