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Strong Insider Buying Found in the Underlying Holdings of VDE

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE ) shows an impressive 28.8% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Symbol: MPC), which makes up 2.15% of the Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE ), 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 $90,419,493 worth of MPC, making it the #10 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at MPC:

MPC - last trade: $52.35 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/20/2015 Timothy T. Griffith Sr. Vice President and CFO 1,000 $54.11 $54,110
08/20/2015 James E. Rohr Director 2,400 $53.40 $128,160
09/03/2015 John J. Quaid Vice President and Controller 400 $47.15 $18,858

And RSP Permian Inc. (Symbol: RSPP), the #65 largest holding among components of the Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $5,378,213 worth of RSPP, which represents approximately 0.13% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at RSPP is detailed in the table below:

RSPP - last trade: $26.30 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/11/2015 Joseph B. Armes Director 2,000 $23.80 $47,600
08/14/2015 Kenneth V. Huseman Director 5,000 $23.37 $116,850

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