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Three Companies Reporting $100,000 CEO Buys

August 07, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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The following three companies reported the largest CEO buys in terms of transaction amount over the past week. A common idea regarding insider buying is that an insider wouldn’t spend their own money investing unless they expected the price to rise. Which leads to the importance of CEO buys. CEO insider transactions are important to note because as the leader of a company CEOs are typically thought of to have the most insight into the inner workings of a company.

Invesco Mortgage Capital (IVR)


President and CEO of Invesco Richard King reported a rather notable insider buy on Aug. 5. The CEO purchased 6,500 shares of company stock at an average price of $15.41 per share. This purchase cost King a total of $100,165. Since this buy, the share price has increased a minor 0.13%. King now holds on to at least 56,545 shares of Invesco Mortgage stock.



King’s buy comes as the company’s price has recently dwindled down to nearly its 2-year low price of $14.13. His buy is also the first insider buy reported since May. Since the last purchase reported in May, the share price has dropped -21.32%.

Invesco Mortgage Capital is a REIT that acquires, finances, and manages residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loans. The company’s portfolio contains: residential mortgage-backed securities for which a U.S. Government agency or federally chartered corporation guarantees payment of principal and interest, residential mortgage-backed securities that are not issued or guaranteed, commercial mortgage-backed securities and residential and commercial mortgage loans.

Invesco’s historical price, revenue and net income:

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The company’s second quarter financials reported:

· Net income of $140.3 million, or $1.03 per common share.

· Core earnings of $79.8 million, or $0.59 per common share.

· Book value of $17.88 per common share.

· Maintained a $0.65 per share dividend

Invesco Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $2.09 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $15.43 with a P/E ratio of 5.60, a P/S ratio of 4.80 and a P/B ratio of 0.80. The dividend yield for Invesco stocks is 16.90%.

Jim Simons and Jeremy Grantham maintain holdings in IVR.

Swift Energy Company (SFY)

During the past week CEO and Chairman of Swift Energy Company, Terry Swift, reported the first insider transaction reported in the company since February.

On Aug. 5 Swift added 20,000 shares to his stake in the company. The CEO purchased these shares at an average price of $11.85 per share, costing him a total of $237,000. Since his buy, the price per share has increased a minor 0.34%. Swift currently holds the most shares of any insider with a total of 408,655 shares of company stock.



Swift’s buy come as the price has hit a 3-year low.

Swift Energy Company is an independent U.S.-based oil and natural gas company with three core areas of operation in Louisiana and Texas.

Swift Energy’s historical price, revenue and net income:

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The company’s second quarter financials reported:

· Earnings of $6.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, up 122% from the second quarter financials.

· Adjusted cash flow of $72.8 million, or $1.67 per diluted share, compared to $72.7 million, or $1.69 per diluted share in 2012.

· Produced 2.78 million barrels of oil equivalent, a 5% decrease from second quarter 2012 production.

· Total revenues increased 6% to $142.5 million.

The Peter Lynch Chart shows that Swift Energy currently appears to be overvalued:

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Swift Energy has a market cap of $517.1 million. Its shares are currently trading at around $11.92 with a P/E ratio of 18.10, a P/S ratio of 0.90 and a P/B ratio of 0.50.

There are currently four gurus that maintain a position in SFY. Click here to see their holding histories.

Signature Group Holdings (SGGH)

Over the past week, two insiders have made significant buys of Signature Group Holdings.

On Aug. 2, Director Peter Bynoe purchased 125,000 shares at an average price of $1.19 per share. Bynoe spent a total of $148,750 on this transaction. Since his buy, the share price has increased an additional 15.97%. The director now holds 125,000 shares of company stock.

CEO Craig Bouchard added 100,000 shares to his holdings on Aug. 5. The CEO purchased these shares at an average price of $1.22 per share. This transaction cost him a total of $122,000. Since this buy, the price per share has increased approximately 13.11%. Bouchard now owns 1,070,866 shares of company stock.



These insider buys come as the share price has recently shot up to a 5-year high.

Signature Group Holdings is a diversified enterprise with current principal activities in industrial supply and special situations finance.

The company’s historical price, revenue and net income:

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The company’s second quarter financials reported:

· $1.8 million operating profit from continuing operations.

· Net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.02 per share, up from a net loss of $3.9 million, or $0.04 during the second quarter 2012.

· Operating revenues were $14.9 million, compared to $9.3 million last year.

Signature Group Holdings has a market cap of $167.9 million. Its shares are currently trading at around $1.38 with a P/S ratio of 4.60 and a P/B ratio of 2.90.

There are currently no gurus that maintain a position in SGGH.

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