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Insiders Buy the Holdings of XRT ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT ) shows an impressive 16.5% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Five Below Inc (Symbol: FIVE), which makes up 1.06% of the SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT ), 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 $10,686,964 worth of FIVE, making it the #13 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at FIVE:

FIVE - last trade: $33.58 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
04/01/2015 Joel D. Anderson President and CEO 3,000 $36.01 $108,033
09/22/2015 David M. Mussafer Director 90,000 $33.35 $3,001,320
09/22/2015 Joel D. Anderson President and CEO 5,000 $33.53 $167,650

And Francesca's Holdings Corp (Symbol: FRAN), the #18 largest holding among components of the SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $10,487,358 worth of FRAN, which represents approximately 1.04% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at FRAN is detailed in the table below:

FRAN - last trade: $12.23 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/14/2015 Martyn R. Redgrave Director 21,000 $11.88 $249,505
09/15/2015 Michael W. Barnes President & CEO 26,000 $11.66 $303,220

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