iShares Retail Real Estate Capped ETF -- Insider Buying Index Registering 26.8%

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares Retail Real Estate Capped ETF (RTL) shows an impressive 26.8% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Excel Trust Inc. ( EXL), which makes up 0.50% of the iShares Retail Real Estate Capped ETF ( RTL), 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 $55,934 worth of EXL, making it the #29 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at EXL:

EXL — last trade: $12.42 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/18/2014 Gary B. Sabin Chairman of the Board / CEO 10,000 $12.43 $124,289.00
02/19/2014 Gary B. Sabin Chairman of the Board / CEO 1,000 $12.41 $12,410.00
02/20/2014 S. Eric Ottesen SVP, GC and Secretary 2,000 $12.35 $24,700.00
02/20/2014 James Y. Nakagawa CFO and Treasurer 1,000 $12.35 $12,350.00

And Agree Realty Corp. ( ADC), the #33 largest holding among components of the iShares Retail Real Estate Capped ETF ( RTL), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $42,776 worth of ADC, which represents approximately 0.38% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at ADC is detailed in the table below:

ADC — last trade: $30.58 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/21/2013 John Rakolta Jr. Director 20,000 $29.80 $596,000.00
12/20/2013 William S. Rubenfaer Director 2,000 $28.16 $56,312.00

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