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 13.2% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Oritani Financial Corp ( ORIT), which makes up 0.94% of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV), 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 $549,776 worth of ORIT, making it the #20 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at ORIT:

ORIT — last trade: $14.80 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/08/2014 Kevin J. Lynch President and CEO 20,000 $14.30 $285,950.00
05/07/2014 John M. Fields Jr. EVP and CFO 5,000 $14.35 $71,750.00
05/08/2014 Michael A. Debernardi EVP and COO 20,000 $14.33 $286,600.00
05/14/2014 Kevin J. Lynch President and CEO 5,000 $14.25 $71,250.00

And Franklin Street Properties Corp ( FSP), the #43 largest holding among components of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV), shows 3 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $494,858 worth of FSP, which represents approximately 0.84% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at FSP is detailed in the table below:

FSP — last trade: $12.14 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/04/2014 Jeffrey B. Carter Chief Investment Officer 2,100 $12.08 $25,372.50
08/06/2014 George J. Carter President 10,000 $12.15 $121,499.48
08/11/2014 John G. Demeritt CFO 1,000 $12.18 $12,175.90

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