10.5% of XRT Holdings Seeing Recent Insider Buys

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) shows an impressive 10.5% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ( ORLY), which makes up 1.11% of the SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT), 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 $6,190,929 worth of ORLY, making it the #55 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at ORLY:

ORLY — last trade: $268.05 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/19/2016 Jeffrey Alan Lauro SVP OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS 100 $249.03 $24,903
05/23/2016 Tony E. Bartholomew SVP OF PROFESSIONAL SALES 1,700 $256.00 $435,200
05/23/2016 Tony E. Bartholomew SVP OF PROFESSIONAL SALES 50 $256.00 $12,800
11/01/2016 John Raymond Murphy Director 500 $263.96 $131,980

And Francesca's Holdings Corp ( FRAN), the #69 largest holding among components of the SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $5,632,984 worth of FRAN, which represents approximately 1.01% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at FRAN is detailed in the table below:

FRAN — last trade: $16.77 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
06/13/2016 Richard W. Kunes Interim CEO and President 20,000 $10.56 $211,200
06/24/2016 Laurie Hummel Chief Merchandising Officer 9,500 $10.46 $99,370
06/30/2016 Laurie Hummel Chief Merchandising Officer 7,000 $10.97 $76,819

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