Lawrence Gellerstedt (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ), bought 27,000 shares of the company on Sept. 11. The average price per share was $9.24, for a total transaction cost of $249,480. Cousins Properties is a real estate company that invests in urban office assets and mixed-use developments in the Sunbelt markets. The market cap for the company is $2.02 billion and the P/S ratio is 5.27.
Insider buys of CUZ increased, while insider sales decreased from 2013 to 2015. There were a total of 28 CUZ insider sales of 1,722,593 shares in 2013 alone, compared to one insider sale totaling 4,604 in 2014, and none from January to September 2015. On the other hand, there were no insider buys of CUZ during 2013, but five transactions totaling 321,943 shares, and four transactions of 152,000 shares in 2014 and January to September 2015 respectively. Gellerstedt made a total of 11 insider buys amounting to 152,611 shares of the company, and no insider sales since March 2007. His earliest insider buy decreased by about 70% since the purchase. CUZ CIO Michael Connolly (Insider Trades), also bought 38,807 shares of the company at an average price per share of $9.23 on Sept. 11. Additionally, Gregg Adzema (Insider Trades), CUZ executive vice president and CFO, bought 10,000 shares of the company at an average price of $9.08 per share on Sept. 10. For more information about insider transactions with Cousins Properties Inc., click here. Continue Reading »