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Insiders Buy the Holdings of VYM ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF ( VYM ) shows an impressive 11.5% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Olin Corp. (Symbol: OLN), which makes up 0.06% of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF ( VYM ), 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 $15,862,786 worth of OLN, making it the #175 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at OLN:

OLN - last trade: $32.99 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/13/2018 Earl L. Shipp Director 6,500 $32.01 $208,083
02/16/2018 Donald W. Bogus Director 6,000 $33.07 $198,397
05/04/2018 Randall W. Larrimore Director 500 $30.89 $15,445

And ProAssurance Corp (Symbol: PRA), the #298 largest holding among components of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF ( VYM ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $5,994,086 worth of PRA, which represents approximately 0.02% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at PRA is detailed in the table below:

PRA - last trade: $39.45 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/07/2018 Howard H. Friedman President, HCPL Group 2,000 $40.75 $81,500
05/08/2018 Frank B. O'Neil Senior Vice-President 3,000 $40.75 $122,250

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