First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund -- Insider Buying Index Registering 18.3%

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund (QABA) shows an impressive 18.3% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Home BancShares, Inc. ( HOMB), which makes up 1.18% of the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund ( QABA), 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 $1,075,056 worth of HOMB, making it the #27 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at HOMB:

HOMB — last trade: $30.70 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/01/2014 Tracy French Centennial Bank Regional Pres. 1,000 $31.44 $31,440.00
05/14/2014 James G. Hinkle Director 7,144 $29.52 $210,926.60
05/02/2014 Jennifer Holbrook Controller 530 $32.03 $16,978.55

And First Financial Bankshares, Inc. ( FFIN), the #29 largest holding among components of the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund ( QABA), shows 3 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $1,042,552 worth of FFIN, which represents approximately 1.15% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at FFIN is detailed in the table below:

FFIN — last trade: $29.89 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/14/2014 Johnny Trotter Director 7,100 $60.11 $426,806.00
04/29/2014 Ronald N. Giddiens Director 239 $59.27 $14,166.70
08/06/2014 Murray Hamilton Edwards Director 805 $29.20 $23,506.00

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