A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) shows an impressive 14.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Brookline Bancorp Inc ( BRKL), which makes up 0.01% of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM), 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 $2,801,704 worth of BRKL, making it the #323 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at BRKL:

BRKL — last trade: $14.30 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
04/27/2017 Carl M. Carlson Chief Financial Officer 10,000 $14.50 $145,000
04/27/2017 John M. Pereira Director 10,000 $14.50 $145,000
04/27/2017 Carl M. Carlson Chief Financial Officer 10,000 $14.50 $145,000

And Triton International Ltd ( TRTN), the #331 largest holding among components of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $3,325,227 worth of TRTN, which represents approximately 0.01% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at TRTN is detailed in the table below:

TRTN — last trade: $29.98 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/16/2016 Kenneth Hanau Director 10,000 $17.24 $172,412
11/22/2016 Malcolm Baker Director 3,000 $21.23 $63,690

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