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Insiders Are Buying Uni-Sélect
Posted by: Markus Aarnio (IP Logged)
Date: October 9, 2013 10:53AM

One consumer goods company has seen intensive insider buying during the last 30 days. Intensive insider buying can be defined by the following three criteria:

The stock is purchased by three or more insiders within one month.

The stock is sold by no insiders in the month of intensive purchasing.

At least two purchasers increase their holdings by more than 10%.

Uni-Sélect (TSX:UNS) engages in the distribution of replacement parts, equipment, tools, and accessories for motor vehicles in North America.



Insider Buying During the Last 30 Days

Here is a table of Uni-Sélect's insider-trading activity during the last 30 days by insider.

NameTitleTrade DateShares PurchasedCurrent Ownership (Direct+Indirect)Increase In Shares
Robert ChevrierDirectorSep 13-2610,00027,50057.1%
Richard KeisterDirectorOct 3-46,0009,000200%
Denis MathieuCFOSep 3060021,6002.9%
There have been 16,600 shares purchased by insiders during the last 30 days.

Insider Buying by Calendar Month

Here is a table of Uni-Sélect's insider-trading activity by calendar month.

MonthInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares
October 20136,0000
September 201310,6000
August 201329,0500
July 201300
June 201300
May 201300
There have been 45,650 shares purchased and there have been zero shares sold by insiders since May 2013.

Financials

The company reported the second-quarter financial results on July 31 with the following highlights:

Revenue$476.2 million
Adjusted earnings$15.6 million
Net debt$284.5 million
Competition

Uni-Sélect's competitors include AutoZone (AZO), Genuine Parts Company (GPC), Advance Auto Parts (AAP) and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY).



Here is a table of these competitors' insider-trading activities this year.

CompanyInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares
AZO0154,167
AAP0319,957
ORLY0159,000
GPC00
Only Uni-Sélect has seen intensive insider buying during the past 30 days.

Conclusion

There have been three different insiders buying Uni-Sélect and there have not been any insiders selling Uni-Sélect during the past 30 days. Two of these three insiders increased their holdings by more than 10%.

There are two analyst buy ratings, three neutral ratings and zero sell ratings with an average price target of $23.54. Uni-Sélect is trading at a P/E ratio of 589.00 and a forward P/E ratio of 9.66.

Uni-Sélect has a book value of $22.07 per share and the stock has a dividend yield of 2.2%. I believe the stock could be a good pick at the book value based on the intensive insider buying.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.


Stocks Discussed: TSX:UNS, AZO, GPC, AAP, ORLY,
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