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Insiders Buy the Holdings of DES ETF

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund (Symbol: DES) shows an impressive 11.5% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Strategic Education Inc (Symbol: STRA), which makes up 0.28% of the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund (Symbol: DES), 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 $5,011,102 worth of STRA, making it the #91 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at STRA:

STRA - last trade: $111.06 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/02/2018 H. James Dallas Director 1,625 $123.60 $200,850
12/12/2018 Todd A. Milano Director 280 $122.53 $34,308

And Tailored Brands Inc (Symbol: TLRD), the #113 largest holding among components of the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund (Symbol: DES), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $4,462,736 worth of TLRD, which represents approximately 0.25% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at TLRD is detailed in the table below:

TLRD - last trade: $13.81 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/19/2018 A. Alexander Rhodes EVP and General Counsel 3,804 $13.14 $49,985
12/19/2018 Jack Calandra EVP, CFO and Treasurer 7,500 $13.43 $100,725

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