A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ) shows an impressive 11.9% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.
Gramercy Property Trust (Symbol: GPT), which makes up 1.41% of the Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ), 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 $875,592,495 worth of GPT, making it the #17 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at GPT:
GPT - last trade: $27.39 - Recent Insider Buys:
|08/08/2016||Charles E. Black||Director||1,150||$9.90||$11,384|
|09/16/2016||Thomas D. Eckert||Director||10,000||$9.27||$92,663|
|11/09/2016||Thomas D. Eckert||Director||50,000||$8.72||$435,789|
|11/10/2016||Jon W. Clark||Chief Financial Officer||2,400||$8.06||$19,344|
|11/21/2016||Charles E. Black||Director||97,774||$8.51||$831,578|
And STAG Industrial Inc (Symbol: STAG), the #106 largest holding among components of the Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $131,890,157 worth of STAG, which represents approximately 0.21% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at STAG is detailed in the table below:
STAG - last trade: $24.22 - Recent Insider Buys:
|09/09/2016||Benjamin S. Butcher||Chairman, CEO and President||2,000||$23.81||$47,626|
|09/26/2016||Larry T. Guillemette||Director||10,500||$24.91||$261,572|
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