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Insider Buys at 52-Week Lows

March 27, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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This week, we have seen several insiders buying back into their company when share prices are at or near their 52-Week Low. It is interesting to note these buys because researching these companies can help you find under-valued small cap stocks that are oftentimes overlooked by Wall Street.

1. Windstream Corp. (WIN)

Windstream Corp reported two insider buys on March 26.

Chairman Dennis Foster added 6,500 shares at a price of $8.14 per share. The transaction cost him $52,910. Foster now holds on to 306,290 of his company’s shares.

Director Carol Armitag added 1,000 shares to her stake at a price of $8.13 per share. Armitag spent $8,130 on this transaction. She now owns 50,463 shares of Windstream.

Windstream has a 52-Week Low price of $7.86.



Windstream is a provider of advanced communications and technology solutions, including managed services and cloud computing, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, voice, and video services to consumers in primarily rural markets.

Market Cap: 4.81 B P/E: 28.9 Shiller P/E: 9.4
P/B: 4.5 P/S: 0.773 EV/EBITDA: 2.52
52 Week Low: 7.86 52 Week High: 12.12 Average Volume: 9.4 M


With its shares down 1.78%, Windstream trades at $8.

Gurus Columbia Wanger, Pioneer Investments, and David Williams all hold shares in Windstream Corp. For more information on their holdings, click here.

For more information on insider trades within Windstream Corp., look at their insider trading history.

2. Apache Corp. (APA)

Apache Corp reported one insider buy this week. Director Randolph Ferlic added 10,000 shares on March 26.

Director Randolph Ferlic bought 10,000 shares at $74.48 per share. The transaction cost him a hefty $744,800. Ferlic now holds on to 353,505 shares in Apache Corp.

Apache Corp has a 52-Week Low price of $72.20.



Apache Corp is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. The company currently holds exploration and production interests in six countries.

Market Cap: 28.93 B P/E: 14.9 Shiller P/E: 12.6
P/B: 0.9 P/S: 1.7033 EV/EBITDA: 3.55
52 Week Low: 72.20 52 Week High: 102.16 Average Volume: 3.95 M


With its shares up 0.85%, APA trades at $75.03.

There are 22 gurus followed by GuruFocus that hold stake in Apache Corp. For more information on these gurus and their shares look at the Apache Guru Trade page.

To see more insider trades within Apache Corp look at the company’s insider trade history.

3. Towerstream Corp (TWER)

Towerstream Corp has reported one insider buy this week occurring on March 25.

Director Howard Haronian added 21,000 shares to his stake at a cost of $2.35 per share. The total transaction amount was $49,350. Haronian now holds on to 1,025,331 shares of the company’s stock.

Towerstream Corp has a 52-Week Low price of $2.12.



Towerstream Corp provides broadband services to commercial customers and delivers access over a wireless network transmitting over both regulated and unregulated radio specturem. Its service supports bandwidth on demand, wireless redundancy, virtual private networks, disaster recovery, and video services. The company also provides service to business customers in major metropolitan areas.

Market Cap: 153.28 M P/E: n/a Shiller P/E: n/a
P/B: 2.2 P/S: 3.896 EV/EBITDA: n/a
52 Week Low: 2.12 52 Week High: 5.86 Average Volume: 529,695


With its shares down 3.03%, TWER trades at $2.24.

There are no gurus followed by GuruFocus that hold any shares in Towerstream.

For more information on Towerstream’s insider trades, look at the company’s insider trade history.

To find out more about why insider buys at 52-week lows are interesting read about the 52-Week Low Insider Stocks.

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