SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF -- Insider Buying Index Registering 13.1%

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) shows an impressive 13.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Gastar Exploration Inc. ( GST), which makes up 1.10% of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( XOP), has seen 2 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $12,538,827 worth of GST, making it the #39 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at GST:

GST — last trade: $6.71 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/11/2014 Stephen A. Holditch Director 7,500 $7.30 $54,735.00
09/11/2014 Jerry R. Schuyler Director 14,000 $7.74 $108,369.80

And Clean Energy Fuels Corp ( CLNE), the #63 largest holding among components of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( XOP), shows 3 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $11,385,257 worth of CLNE, which represents approximately 1.00% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at CLNE is detailed in the table below:

CLNE — last trade: $9.16 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/20/2014 James E. Oconnor Director 5,000 $9.60 $48,000.00
06/04/2014 Warren I. Mitchell Director 20,000 $10.27 $205,462.00
08/15/2014 James C. Miller III Director 5,000 $9.53 $47,650.00

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