This ETF Holds Stocks Insiders Want to Own

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) shows an impressive 10.5% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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CONSOL Energy Inc ( CNX), which makes up 0.48% of the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE), 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 $14,163,799 worth of CNX, making it the #36 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at CNX:

CNX — last trade: $38.43 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/10/2014 Alvin R. Carpenter Director 30,000 $36.71 $1,101,300.00
02/10/2014 David M. Khani EVP & Chief Financial Officer 2,800 $36.67 $102,676.00

And Clean Energy Fuels Corp ( CLNE), the #120 largest holding among components of the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE), shows 4 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $1,051,926 worth of CLNE, which represents approximately 0.04% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at CLNE is detailed in the table below:

CLNE — last trade: $9.77 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/12/2013 Andrew J. Littlefair CEO and President 127,000 $12.69 $1,611,274.40
11/12/2013 Barclay Corbus SVP, Strategic Development 8,700 $11.54 $100,398.00
11/13/2013 Vincent C. Taormina Director 10,000 $12.25 $122,504.00
12/06/2013 Kenneth M. Socha Director 30 $12.20 $365.97

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