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Vanguard Utilities ETF -- Insider Buying Index Registering 12.1%

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Utilities ETF (Symbol: VPU) shows an impressive 12.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

Dominion Energy Inc (Symbol: D), which makes up 5.30% of the Vanguard Utilities ETF (Symbol: 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 $177,401,213 worth of D, making it the #4 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at D:

D - last trade: $64.23 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/28/2018 Joseph M. Rigby Director 2,679 $74.65 $199,998
05/10/2018 Thomas F. Farrell II President and CEO 4,000 $63.44 $253,752

And Spark Energy Inc (Symbol: SPKE), the #75 largest holding among components of the Vanguard Utilities ETF (Symbol: VPU), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $551,973 worth of SPKE, which represents approximately 0.02% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at SPKE is detailed in the table below:

SPKE - last trade: $10.60 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/29/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 4,100 $12.61 $51,701
11/30/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 5,814 $12.39 $72,035
12/04/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 9,800 $13.31 $130,426
12/05/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 12,784 $13.11 $167,598
12/06/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 14,500 $13.42 $194,590
12/07/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 3,675 $13.49 $49,576
12/08/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 2,300 $13.55 $31,165
12/13/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 22,850 $13.34 $304,922
12/15/2017 James G. Jones II Director 1,500 $12.04 $18,054
12/14/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 5,600 $12.68 $71,008
12/15/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 8,600 $12.16 $104,576
12/19/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 7,200 $11.88 $85,536
12/21/2017 W. Keith Maxwell III Director 36,600 $12.00 $439,245

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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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