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Insiders Buy the Holdings of FXD ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund ( FXD ) shows an impressive 10.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Discovery Communications Inc (Symbol: DISCA), which makes up 1.44% of the First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund ( FXD ), has seen 5 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $7,109,065 worth of DISCA, making it the #15 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at DISCA:

DISCA - last trade: $21.04 - 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
12/13/2017 John C. Malone Director 332,523 $19.71 $6,555,691
12/14/2017 J. David Wargo Director 100,000 $18.55 $1,855,400
12/14/2017 John C. Malone Director 102,377 $19.86 $2,032,695

And Sally Beauty Holdings Inc (Symbol: SBH), the #89 largest holding among components of the First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund ( FXD ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $2,369,079 worth of SBH, which represents approximately 0.48% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at SBH is detailed in the table below:

SBH - last trade: $16.92 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/18/2017 Christian A. Brickman President & CEO 10,000 $17.90 $179,005
08/21/2017 Edward W. Rabin Director 4,250 $18.06 $76,740
08/18/2017 Edward W. Rabin Director 4,250 $18.06 $76,740
08/23/2017 Christian A. Brickman President & CEO 20,000 $17.54 $350,898
11/21/2017 Edward W. Rabin Director 3,750 $15.49 $58,080

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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