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Insiders Buy the Holdings of VNQ ETF

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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:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
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:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
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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