S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio -- Insider Buying Index Registering 10.7%

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV) shows an impressive 10.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Brookline Bancorp Inc ( BRKL), which makes up 0.86% of the S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV), 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 $355,441 worth of BRKL, making it the #45 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at BRKL:

BRKL — last trade: $8.69 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/03/2014 M. Robert Rose Chief Credit Officer 2,100 $8.71 $18,291.00
02/05/2014 Paul A. Perrault Chief Executive Officer 1,000 $8.75 $8,750.00

And National Presto Industries, Inc. ( NPK), the #57 largest holding among components of the S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $344,114 worth of NPK, which represents approximately 0.83% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at NPK is detailed in the table below:

NPK — last trade: $73.98 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/13/2013 Richard N. Cardozo Director 50 $72.21 $3,610.50
11/12/2013 Richard N. Cardozo Director 50 $69.80 $3,490.00
11/18/2013 Joseph G. Stienessen Director 415 $71.66 $29,740.25

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