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Insiders Buy the Holdings of VYM ETF

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (Symbol: VYM) shows an impressive 10.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (Symbol: PRU), which makes up 0.51% of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (Symbol: VYM), 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 $124,748,740 worth of PRU, making it the #48 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at PRU:

PRU - last trade: $110.86 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/23/2017 George Paz Director 500 $110.73 $55,365
02/21/2017 Michael Todman Director 450 $111.11 $50,000

And FNB Corp (Symbol: FNB), the #204 largest holding among components of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (Symbol: VYM), shows 3 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $8,630,005 worth of FNB, which represents approximately 0.04% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at FNB is detailed in the table below:

FNB - last trade: $15.67 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/02/2016 John S. Stanik Director 2,150 $12.77 $27,447
01/31/2017 Laura E. Ellsworth Director 2,000 $14.84 $29,674
01/30/2017 Frank C. Mencini Director 3,000 $14.87 $44,606

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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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