Insiders Bullish on Certain Holdings of DWAS

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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OvaScience Inc. ( OVAS), which makes up 0.99% of the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio (DWAS), 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 $2,785,601 worth of OVAS, making it the #13 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at OVAS:

OVAS — last trade: $44.41 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
07/07/2014 Richard Aldrich Director 1,000 $9.49 $9,490.00
07/15/2014 Harald F. Stock Director 760 $9.65 $7,333.92
07/28/2014 Michelle Dipp President and CEO 450 $9.00 $4,050.00
07/29/2014 Harald F. Stock Director 830 $8.98 $7,453.40
08/12/2014 Harald F. Stock Director 678 $11.02 $7,468.17
08/26/2014 Harald F. Stock Director 580 $12.99 $7,534.14
09/23/2014 Harald F. Stock Director 522 $14.22 $7,423.57
11/24/2014 Michelle Dipp President and CEO 300 $24.53 $7,359.00

And Christopher & Banks Corp. ( CBK), the #59 largest holding among components of the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio (DWAS), shows 6 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $1,356,418 worth of CBK, which represents approximately 0.48% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at CBK is detailed in the table below:

CBK — last trade: $5.60 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/05/2014 Peter G. Michielutti EVP, COO and CFO 6,000 $4.73 $28,403.40
12/09/2014 Monica L. Dahl SVP, Mrkting, Omnichannel & PR 5,500 $4.45 $24,498.65
12/12/2014 William F. Sharpe III Director 4,250 $4.85 $20,599.33
12/12/2014 Luke Komarek SVP, General Counsel 8,000 $4.77 $38,130.40
12/15/2014 Cindy J. Stemper SVP, Human Resources 3,000 $4.66 $13,965.30
12/20/2014 Lynn C. Derry SVP, GMM 5,000 $5.28 $26,395.00

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