Insiders Buy the Holdings of XSLV ETF

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XSLV) shows an impressive 11.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Brookline Bancorp Inc ( BRKL), which makes up 0.97% of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XSLV), 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 $546,282 worth of BRKL, making it the #12 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at BRKL:

BRKL — last trade: $8.98 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/10/2014 Thomas J. Meshako Principal Financial Officer 1,000 $8.70 $8,700.00
02/12/2014 Bogdan Nowak Director 5,003 $8.80 $44,019.01
02/13/2014 Bogdan Nowak Director 6,000 $8.70 $52,191.00
02/19/2014 Bogdan Nowak Director 7,000 $8.74 $61,185.32
02/24/2014 Rosamond B. Vaule Director 10,000 $8.96 $89,600.00
02/25/2014 Bogdan Nowak Director 7,000 $8.94 $62,562.69
03/06/2014 John A. Hackett Director 1,000 $9.39 $9,390.00
05/02/2014 Carl M. Carlson Chief Financial Officer 5,000 $9.10 $45,500.00
05/15/2014 Paul A. Perrault Chief Executive Officer 10,000 $8.84 $88,400.00

And Texas Roadhouse Inc ( TXRH), the #50 largest holding among components of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XSLV), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $474,712 worth of TXRH, which represents approximately 0.84% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at TXRH is detailed in the table below:

TXRH — last trade: $25.35 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/26/2014 Gregory N. Moore Director 220 $26.42 $5,812.40
05/07/2014 Gregory N. Moore Director 320 $24.27 $7,766.40
05/12/2014 Steven L. Ortiz Chief Operating Officer 9,119 $24.43 $222,777.17
05/13/2014 Steven L. Ortiz Chief Operating Officer 10,881 $24.49 $266,475.69
05/15/2014 Steven L. Ortiz Chief Operating Officer 20,000 $23.97 $479,400.00

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