Insiders Bullish on Certain Holdings of DGRS

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) shows an impressive 10.5% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Meridian Bioscience Inc. ( VIVO), which makes up 0.64% of the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS), 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 $149,622 worth of VIVO, making it the #49 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at VIVO:

VIVO — last trade: $17.65 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/11/2014 David Phillips Director 10,000 $16.89 $168,924
11/21/2014 Dwight E. Ellingwood Director 1,000 $16.08 $16,083
01/23/2015 Dwight E. Ellingwood Director 1,980 $17.74 $35,126

And H&E Equipment Services Inc ( HEES), the #53 largest holding among components of the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS), shows 6 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $136,636 worth of HEES, which represents approximately 0.59% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at HEES is detailed in the table below:

HEES — last trade: $24.52 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/01/2014 Bruce Bruckmann Director 5,292 $30.07 $159,130
12/04/2014 Bradley W. Barber President & COO 7,500 $30.67 $230,037
12/04/2014 Bruce Bruckmann Director 5,000 $30.01 $150,049
12/05/2014 Bradley W. Barber President & COO 7,500 $30.25 $226,875
12/08/2014 Lawrence C. Karlson Director 3,325 $30.00 $99,750
12/08/2014 Bruce Bruckmann Director 2,000 $28.18 $56,360
12/10/2014 Bruce Bruckmann Director 2,000 $27.50 $55,000
12/11/2014 John Engquist Chief Executive Officer 20,000 $28.31 $566,200
12/12/2014 Bruce Bruckmann Director 2,000 $26.50 $53,000
03/02/2015 Bradley W. Barber President & COO 5,000 $23.86 $119,275
03/02/2015 John Sawyer Director 3,000 $24.00 $72,000
03/05/2015 Bruce Bruckmann Director 5,000 $25.00 $125,000
03/06/2015 Bruce Bruckmann Director 2,500 $24.85 $62,125
03/10/2015 Bruce Bruckmann Director 4,461 $24.02 $107,167
03/11/2015 Bradley W. Barber President & COO 2,500 $23.00 $57,500
03/10/2015 John Sawyer Director 7,000 $24.00 $168,000
03/11/2015 Bruce Bruckmann Director 2,500 $22.75 $56,875
03/16/2015 Bruce Bruckmann Director 5,000 $23.64 $118,200
03/19/2015 Bruce Bruckmann Director 2,500 $23.50 $58,750
03/20/2015 Paul Arnold Director 5,000 $24.14 $120,700

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