This ETF Holds Stocks Insiders Want to Own

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (FRI) shows an impressive 18.4% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Campus Crest Communities, Inc. ( CCG), which makes up 0.10% of the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (FRI), has seen 4 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $262,369 worth of CCG, making it the #122 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at CCG:

CCG — last trade: $8.93 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/19/2013 Daniel L. Simmons Director 75 $8.95 $671.24
03/04/2014 Robert Dann Executive Vice President 4,000 $8.28 $33,109.25
03/03/2014 Ted W. Rollins Chairman and CEO 6,000 $8.23 $49,373.40
03/04/2014 Donald L. Bobbitt Jr. Chief Financial Officer 4,000 $8.37 $33,477.90

And Rouse Properties, Inc. ( RSE), the #128 largest holding among components of the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (FRI), shows 5 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $236,569 worth of RSE, which represents approximately 0.09% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at RSE is detailed in the table below:

RSE — last trade: $16.19 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
01/13/2014 Benjamin Schall Chief Operating Officer 3,000 $19.50 $58,500.00
01/13/2014 John A. Wain CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 3,000 $19.50 $58,500.00
01/13/2014 Andrew Silberfein PRESIDENT & CEO 15,000 $19.50 $292,500.00
01/13/2014 Brian Harper EXECUTIVE V.P., LEASING 2,000 $19.50 $39,000.00
03/26/2014 Andrew Silberfein PRESIDENT & CEO 15,000 $16.36 $245,370.00
03/26/2014 Benjamin Schall Chief Operating Officer 3,061 $16.35 $50,056.53
05/12/2014 David Kruth Director 3,100 $17.18 $53,257.90
05/15/2014 David Kruth Director 2,350 $16.31 $38,333.10
05/15/2014 Andrew Silberfein PRESIDENT & CEO 10,000 $16.13 $161,320.00
06/04/2014 Benjamin Schall Chief Operating Officer 3,134 $15.95 $49,987.30

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