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Insiders Buy the Holdings of FYX ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (Symbol: FYX) shows an impressive 13.0% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

GMS Inc (Symbol: GMS), which makes up 0.37% of the First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (Symbol: FYX), 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 $2,144,863 worth of GMS, making it the #9 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at GMS:

GMS - last trade: $19.31 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/04/2018 Lynn Ross Corporate Controller & CAO 2,061 $24.26 $50,006
09/05/2018 Richard Alan Adams Sr. VP of Operations 3,000 $24.14 $72,428
09/10/2018 John J. Gavin Director 4,150 $24.13 $100,143
12/11/2018 J. David Smith Director 6,000 $15.92 $95,514
12/12/2018 Ronald R. Ross Director 100,000 $15.63 $1,562,610
12/14/2018 John J. Gavin Director 6,160 $16.21 $99,863
12/14/2018 Ronald R. Ross Director 100,000 $15.66 $1,565,520

And Belden Inc (Symbol: BDC), the #86 largest holding among components of the First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (Symbol: FYX), shows 3 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $1,745,127 worth of BDC, which represents approximately 0.30% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at BDC is detailed in the table below:

BDC - last trade: $54.88 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/01/2018 John S. Stroup Chairman, President and CEO 9,250 $53.44 $494,280
11/02/2018 Henk Derksen SVP, Finance, & CFO 1,431 $53.65 $76,773
11/14/2018 Roel Vestjens SVP, Broadcast Solutions 447 $55.94 $25,004

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