Insiders Buy the Holdings of VDC ETF

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) shows an impressive 11.2% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Limoneira Co. ( LMNR), which makes up 0.03% of the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC), 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 $714,817 worth of LMNR, making it the #99 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at LMNR:

LMNR — last trade: $22.75 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/27/2014 Lecil E. Cole Director 50,000 $22.73 $1,136,391.80
03/27/2014 Robert M. Sawyer Director 656 $22.86 $14,996.16
03/31/2014 Keith W. Renken Director 1,000 $23.02 $23,020.00

And Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc ( NGVC), the #100 largest holding among components of the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC), shows 6 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $601,447 worth of NGVC, which represents approximately 0.03% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at NGVC is detailed in the table below:

NGVC — last trade: $19.11 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/06/2014 Richard Halle Director 4,000 $23.87 $95,477.20
05/06/2014 Kemper Isely Chairman & Co-President 10,000 $23.93 $239,339.00
05/07/2014 Edward Cerkovnik Director 3,500 $22.64 $79,243.70
05/07/2014 Elizabeth Isely Executive Vice President 10,000 $22.61 $226,100.00
05/12/2014 Michael T. Campbell Director 5,000 $24.25 $121,241.80
05/14/2014 Heather Isely Executive Vice President 10,000 $23.54 $235,436.96

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