Significant Insider Buying Registered In Holdings Of VNQ

Posted: Dec 23 2013, 9:06am CST | by , in News

 

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard REIT ETF (AMEX: VNQ) shows an impressive 23.4% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI), which makes up 0.32% of the Vanguard REIT ETF (AMEX: VNQ), 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 $106,931,650 worth of NHI, making it the #76 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at NHI:

NHI — last trade: $56.98 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/09/2013 Robert A. McCabe Jr. Director 825 $54.47 $44,936.93
09/10/2013 James Justin Hutchens CEO and President 500 $54.77 $27,385.00

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And Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP), the #86 largest holding among components of the Vanguard REIT ETF (AMEX: VNQ), shows 4 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4′s indicating purchases. The ETF holds $82,217,328 worth of CHSP, which represents approximately 0.25% of the ETF’s total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at CHSP is detailed in the table below:

CHSP — last trade: $24.97 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/16/2013 John W. Hill Director 4,000 $22.61 $90,440.00
08/19/2013 Thomas D. Eckert Director 16,000 $22.13 $354,140.00
08/30/2013 Douglas W. Vicari EVP, CFO, & Treasurer 2,000 $22.00 $44,000.00
11/08/2013 Graham J. Wootten SVP, CAO & Secretary 2,000 $22.19 $44,380.00
11/08/2013 Douglas W. Vicari EVP, CFO, & Treasurer 1,000 $22.50 $22,500.00

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Source: Forbes

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