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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 21.3% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

EQT Corp (Symbol: EQT), which makes up 0.82% of the Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE ), has seen 4 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $33,545,828 worth of EQT, making it the #25 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at EQT:

EQT - last trade: $62.69 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
04/03/2017 A. Bray Cary Jr. Director 421 $61.10 $25,723
06/21/2017 Robert Joseph McNally Sr. Vice President and CFO 1,500 $50.00 $75,000
06/22/2017 Steven T. Schlotterbeck President & CEO 2,000 $52.14 $104,280
06/22/2017 David E. Schlosser Jr. Senior Vice President 10,000 $50.96 $509,600
06/23/2017 A. Bray Cary Jr. Director 28,000 $53.55 $1,499,275
07/03/2017 A. Bray Cary Jr. Director 401 $58.59 $23,495

And SRC Energy Inc (Symbol: SRCI), the #71 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 $4,875,109 worth of SRCI, which represents approximately 0.12% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at SRCI is detailed in the table below:

SRCI - last trade: $7.90 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/29/2017 Paul Korus Director 5,000 $8.35 $41,750
06/08/2017 Nicholas Spence Chief Operating Officer-Dev 8,000 $6.45 $51,600

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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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