Insiders Buy the Holdings of VNQ ETF

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) shows an impressive 13.6% 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 0.13% of the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ), has seen 6 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $55,249,256 worth of EXL, making it the #113 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at EXL:

EXL — last trade: $12.56 — 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
02/25/2014 Mark T. Burton CIO, SVP - Acquisitions 3,250 $12.50 $40,612.65
02/25/2014 Spencer G. Plumb President and COO 1,000 $12.53 $12,530.00
02/26/2014 Gary B. Sabin Chairman of the Board / CEO 2,000 $12.35 $24,700.00
02/27/2014 Spencer G. Plumb President and COO 1,000 $12.45 $12,450.00
02/27/2014 Gary B. Sabin Chairman of the Board / CEO 2,000 $12.45 $24,900.00
02/28/2014 Robert E. Parsons Jr. Director 5,000 $12.55 $62,740.00
03/19/2014 Gary B. Sabin Chairman of the Board / CEO 3,000 $12.51 $37,524.90
03/20/2014 Gary B. Sabin Chairman of the Board / CEO 2,000 $12.49 $24,980.00
06/25/2014 Robert E. Parsons Jr. Director 3,800 $13.19 $50,122.00

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