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Insiders Pile Into Holdings of MLPA ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the MLP ETF ( MLPA ) shows an impressive 21.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Energy Transfer Partners L.P.UNITS Repres (Symbol: ETP), which makes up 7.03% of the MLP ETF ( MLPA ), 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 $13,048,178 worth of ETP, making it the #6 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at ETP:

ETP - last trade: $21.47 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/10/2018 Kelcy L. Warren Chief Executive Officer 2,000,000 $22.42 $44,848,720
09/14/2018 Thomas E. Long Chief Financial Officer 10,000 $22.33 $223,300

And Genesis Energy L.P. (Symbol: GEL), the #14 largest holding among components of the MLP ETF ( MLPA ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $5,727,731 worth of GEL, which represents approximately 3.09% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at GEL is detailed in the table below:

GEL - last trade: $19 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/05/2018 Garland G. Gaspard Vice President 1,247 $24.07 $30,015
12/18/2018 Chad Anthony Landry Vice President 10,000 $19.75 $197,500

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