Strong insider buying found in underlying VDE holdings

A A review of the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) shows that a staggering 25.3% of holdings on a weighted basis have been subject to insider buying over the past six months.

Continental Resources Inc. (Symbol: CLR), which represents 0.25% of the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE), has seen 3 directors and officers buy shares in the past six months, according to recent Form 4 data. ETF holds a total of $19,821,470 of CLR, making it the 39th largest holding. The table below details recent insider buying activity observed at CLR:

CLR – last transaction: $53.78 – Recent insider purchases:

Bought Initiated Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/15/2021 Harold Ham Director 261,709 $41.99 $10,988,120
05/11/2021 John T. McNabb II Director 2,000 $45.71 $91,420
09/11/2021 Harold Ham Director 108,500 $47.69 $5,174,415
16/11/2021 Ellis L. McCain Director 10,000 $48.15 $481,497
03/12/2021 Harold Ham Director 117,020 $43.33 $5,070,746
02/12/2021 Harold Ham Director 250,000 $44.05 $11,012,129

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