Top Insider Buys of the Week
Church & Dwight Company (CHD)
On June 28, seven directors made buys into Church & Dwight. These insiders consisted of: Jose Alvarez, Rosina Dixon, Bradley Irwin, Robert Leblanc, Penry Price, Robert Shearer and Arthur Winkleblack.
The directors all made their buys at a price of $61.71 per share. They bought a combined total of 7,718 shares costing them a cumulative $476,278. Since their most recent buy, the price per share is down approximately 0.16%.
The insiders made their buys as the price is sitting near its 10-year high of $64.63.
Church & Dwight Co. manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household and specialty products under the Arm & Hammer brand name and other well-known trademarks such as Trojan, Nair OxiClean and First Response.
In May, the company declared its 449th regular consecutive quarterly dividend.
Church & Dwight’s historical price, revenue and net income:
The analysis on Church & Dwight reports:
· The P/E ratio is close to a 10-year high of 26.77.
· The P/S ratio is close to a 10-year high of 3.04.
· The company has displayed predictable revenue and earnings growth.
· The operating margin has been consistently expanding.
· The dividend yield is at a 10-year high.
The Peter Lynch Valuation Chart shows that the company appears to be overvalued:
Church & Dwight has a market cap of $8.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $61.61 with a P/E ratio of 24.10 and a P/S ratio of 2.90. The dividend yield for the company is at 1.70%. Church & Dwight had an annual average earnings growth of 15.4% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated the company the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.
There are currently nine gurus that hold a stake in CHD. Click here to see their holding histories.
Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR)
Two insiders made buys into Vanguard on July 3. These buys mark the first insider transactions for the company.
President and CEO Scott Smith added 2,000 shares to his holdings at an average price of $25.25 per share. This cost the CEO a total of $50,500. Since his buy, the price per share has decreased approximately 0.28%. Smith now owns at least 74,980 shares of company stock.
Executive VP and CFO Richard Robert also bought 2,000 shares. He purchased these shares at a price of $25.76 per share. This cost the CFO a total of $51,520. Since his buy, the price per share has decreased approximately 2.25%. Robert now holds at least 175,776 shares of VNR stock.
The Company focuses on the acquisition and development of mature, long-lived natural gas and oil properties in the United States.
Vanguard Natural’s historical price, revenue and net income:
Theanalysis on Vanguard reports:
· The gross margin has been in long term decline. The average annual rate of decline is -6.7%.
· The revenue has been in decline the past year.
· The dividend yield is at a 1-year low.
· The price is near a 2-year high of $30.69.
Vanguard announced on Wednesday that the NASDAQ has informed the Company that its 7.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units representing preferred equity interests in the Company will commence trading on the NASDAQ beginning July 2 under the ticker symbol VNRAP.
Vanguard Natural Resources has a market cap of $1.9 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.09 with a P/E ratio of 69.50 and a P/S ratio of 4.00. The dividend yield for the company is at 9.70%.[/url]Jim Simons is the only guru that holds a position in VNR. Click here to see his holding history.
The President and CEO of TiVo (TIVO), Thomas Rogers, bought 10,000 shares of company stock on July 1.
Rogers bought these shares at an average price of $11.14 per share for a total transaction amount of $111,400. Since his purchase, the price per share has increased 1.8%. Rogers currently holds on to at least 1,776,340 shares of company stock.
TiVo is a developer and provider of software and technology that enables the search, navigation, and access of content across disparate sources, including linear television, on-demand television, and broadband video in a single, easy, intuitive user experience. It provides these capabilities through set-top boxes that include digital video recorders or non-DVR set-top boxes, tablet computers, mobile phones, and other screens.
Tivo’s historical price, revenue and net income:
TiVo has a market cap of $1.44 billion; its shares were traded at around $11.34 with a P/E ratio of 263.90 and a P/S ratio of 4.30.
As of March 31Steven Cohen owns over 6.5 million shares of Tivo, or 5.33% of the company’s shares outstanding; [/url]Mario Gabelli owns 527,800 shares, or 0.42% of the company’s shares outstanding; and Jim Simons holds nearly 1.5 million shares, or 1.18% of shares outstanding.
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