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Insiders Buy the Holdings of VFH ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Financials ETF ( VFH ) shows an impressive 12.0% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Ameris Bancorp (Symbol: ABCB), which makes up 0.05% of the Vanguard Financials ETF ( VFH ), 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 $3,151,523 worth of ABCB, making it the #182 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at ABCB:

ABCB - last trade: $49.05 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
01/23/2017 William I. Bowen Jr. Director 1,050 $43.23 $45,392
05/08/2017 Elizabeth A. McCague Director 1,060 $47.00 $49,820
05/17/2017 William I. Bowen Jr. Director 300 $44.07 $13,220
05/31/2017 Leo J. Hill Director 500 $43.00 $21,500

And First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (Symbol: FMBI), the #196 largest holding among components of the Vanguard Financials ETF ( VFH ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $3,373,987 worth of FMBI, which represents approximately 0.05% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at FMBI is detailed in the table below:

FMBI - last trade: $23.77 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/07/2017 Stephen C. Van Arsdell Director 14,000 $24.39 $341,460
06/13/2017 Thomas Lynn Brown Director 3,000 $24.06 $72,180

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