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Insiders Buy the Holdings of VLU ETF

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF ( VLU ) shows an impressive 11.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Genuine Parts Co. (Symbol: GPC), which makes up 0.06% of the SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF ( VLU ), 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 $7,002 worth of GPC, making it the #299 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at GPC:

GPC - last trade: $81.48 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
07/22/2015 Thomas Gallagher Chief Executive Officer 4,000 $87.71 $350,840
09/28/2015 Robert C. Loudermilk Jr. Director 1,200 $82.55 $99,060

And Applied Materials, Inc. (Symbol: AMAT), the #347 largest holding among components of the SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF ( VLU ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $5,650 worth of AMAT, which represents approximately 0.05% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at AMAT is detailed in the table below:

AMAT - last trade: $14.67 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/17/2015 Robert Holmes Swan Director 11,827 $16.88 $199,640
08/21/2015 Gary E. Dickerson President and CEO 10,000 $15.68 $156,800
09/24/2015 Gary E. Dickerson President and CEO 30,000 $14.34 $430,200

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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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