SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF -- Insider Buying Index Registering 17.2%

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) shows an impressive 17.2% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Synergy Resources Corp ( SYRG), which makes up 1.17% of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( XOP), 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 $10,590,613 worth of SYRG, making it the #65 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at SYRG:

SYRG — last trade: $9.59 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/22/2013 Rick Wilber Director 8,096 $6.67 $54,000.32
08/22/2013 Raymond E. McElhaney Director 5,000 $6.67 $33,350.00
01/14/2014 George L. Seward Director 34,415 $8.71 $299,661.24

And VAALCO Energy, Inc. ( EGY), the #77 largest holding among components of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( XOP), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $5,110,861 worth of EGY, which represents approximately 0.57% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at EGY is detailed in the table below:

EGY — last trade: $6.79 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/24/2013 Frederick W. Brazelton Director 10,000 $5.41 $54,111.00
11/22/2013 Steven P. Guidry Chief Executive Officer 33,600 $6.04 $203,112.00

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