10.3% of FFR Holdings Seeing Recent Insider Buys

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund (FFR) shows an impressive 10.3% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Education Realty Trust Inc ( EDR), which makes up 0.10% of the First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund (FFR), 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 $96,880 worth of EDR, making it the #213 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at EDR:

EDR — last trade: $9.31 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/13/2013 Randy L. Churchey President and CEO 20,000 $8.99 $179,800.00
09/13/2013 Randall H. Brown Exec. VP, CFO and Treasurer 5,500 $9.04 $49,720.00
12/11/2013 Wendell W. Weakley Director 40,000 $8.87 $354,800.00

And Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc ( AHT), the #273 largest holding among components of the First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund (FFR), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $50,893 worth of AHT, which represents approximately 0.05% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at AHT is detailed in the table below:

AHT — last trade: $9.67 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/06/2013 Benjamin J. Ansell, M.D. Director 5,000 $8.50 $42,500.00
11/05/2013 Thomas E. Callahan Director 5,000 $12.75 $63,750.00
11/12/2013 Benjamin J. Ansell, M.D. Director 6,260 $8.00 $50,080.00

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