This ETF Holds Stocks Insiders Want to Own

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio (DWAS) shows an impressive 10.2% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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BioDelivery Sciences International Inc ( BDSI), which makes up 0.57% of the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio (DWAS), has seen 4 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $2,308,696 worth of BDSI, making it the #40 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at BDSI:

BDSI — last trade: $17.86 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
06/25/2014 Ernest Robert De Paolantonio CFO and Secretary 1,250 $12.13 $15,162.50
08/22/2014 Charles Bramlage Director 1,800 $13.85 $24,930.00
09/04/2014 Mark A. Sirgo President and CEO 2,000 $15.04 $30,080.00
09/04/2014 Barry I. Feinberg Director 1,000 $15.18 $15,180.00
09/04/2014 Mark A. Sirgo President and CEO 480 $15.90 $7,632.00

And Power Solutions International, Inc. ( PSIX), the #68 largest holding among components of the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio (DWAS), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $1,832,687 worth of PSIX, which represents approximately 0.45% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at PSIX is detailed in the table below:

PSIX — last trade: $76.09 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/20/2014 H. Samuel Greenawalt Director 300 $69.50 $20,850.00
06/13/2014 Gary S. Winemaster See Remarks 396 $75.76 $30,000.96
08/25/2014 H. Samuel Greenawalt Director 1,000 $66.24 $66,240.00

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