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Strong Insider Buying Found in the Underlying Holdings of VPU

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU ) shows an impressive 25.8% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Duke Energy Corp (Symbol: DUK), which makes up 7.24% of the Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU ), 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 $218,741,952 worth of DUK, making it the #2 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at DUK:

DUK - last trade: $77.75 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/09/2016 John H. Forsgren Director 1,000 $77.80 $77,800
11/18/2016 Frank H. Yoho EVP&Pres Natural Gas Business 14,850 $74.00 $1,098,900

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