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 10.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Agree Realty Corp. ( ADC), which makes up 0.95% of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV), 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 $537,888 worth of ADC, making it the #26 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at ADC:

ADC — last trade: $31.17 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/04/2014 Richard Agree Chairman 25,000 $29.67 $741,750.00
12/04/2014 William S. Rubenfaer Director 3,000 $29.67 $89,010.00

And Dime Community Bancshares, Inc ( DCOM), the #40 largest holding among components of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $484,396 worth of DCOM, which represents approximately 0.86% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at DCOM is detailed in the table below:

DCOM — last trade: $15.68 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/05/2014 Steven D. Cohn Director 1,000 $15.56 $15,560.00
11/05/2014 Omer SJ Williams Director 3,000 $15.34 $46,020.00

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