A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES) shows an impressive 17.3% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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PDL BioPharma Inc ( PDLI - Get Report), which makes up 0.49% of the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES), 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 $6,411,324 worth of PDLI, making it the #36 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at PDLI:

PDLI — last trade: $3.29 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/07/2015 Steffen Pietzke Controller and CAO 20,590 $3.64 $74,931
12/15/2015 Peter S. Garcia Vice President, CFO 15,000 $3.50 $52,444

And General Cable Corp. ( BGC), the #82 largest holding among components of the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $4,108,659 worth of BGC, which represents approximately 0.32% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at BGC is detailed in the table below:

BGC — last trade: $15.48 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/17/2016 John E. Welsh III Director 10,000 $7.47 $74,750
02/17/2016 Craig P. Omtvedt Director 200,000 $7.69 $1,538,570
02/26/2016 John E. Welsh III Director 10,000 $8.40 $84,000