1. How to use GuruFocus - Tutorials
  2. What Is in the GuruFocus Premium Membership?
  3. A DIY Guide on How to Invest Using Guru Strategies
Joy Hu
Joy Hu
Articles (82) 

Weekly CEO Buys Highlights

Insiders purchase shares of Calavo Growers, American Assets, Occidental, WisdomTree and Brink's

March 20, 2017 | About:

According to GuruFocus’ Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of purchases is illustrated in the chart below:

Calavo Growers CEO bought 95,000 shares

Calavo Growers Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) Chairman of the Board and CEO Lecil E. Cole bought 95,000 shares for $56.42 per share on March 13. The stock price has increased by 3.33% since.

Calavo Growers is in the avocado industry and an expanding provider of value-added fresh food. It sells avocados to a group of supermarket chains, wholesalers, food service and other distributors under brand labels as well as private labels. The company has a market cap of $1.02 billion. Its shares traded at $58.30 as of March 17 with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.63.

Net income totaled $5.2 million for the three months ended Jan. 31.

Vice President - Fresh Operations Michael A. Browne bought 2,000 shares for $55.5 per share on March 9. The stock price has increased by 5.05% since.

American Assets Trust CEO bought 24,434 shares

American Assets Trust Inc. (NYSE:AAT) Chairman, CEO, President and 10% owner Ernest S. Rady bought 24,434 shares for $41.21 per share on March 10. The stock price has increased by 2.72% since.

Rady bought 19,970 shares of American Assets stock for $43.1 per share on March 2; 13,060 shares for $42.98 per share on March 3; 26,060 shares for $42.6 per share on March 7; and 16,623 shares for $41.77 per share on March 8. The stock price has increased by 1.34%.

American Assets is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust. It owns, operates, acquires and develops retail, office, multifamily and mixed-use properties. The company has a market cap of $2.72 billion. Its shares traded at $42.33 as of March 17 with a P/E ratio of 58.87.

Net income available to common stockholders was $8.9 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2016.

Occidental Petroleum CEO bought 15,000 shares

Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:OXY) President and CEO Vicki A. Hollub bought 15,000 shares for $62.72 per share on March 13. The stock price has increased by 2.18% since.

Occidental is a multinational organization whose subsidiaries and affiliates operate in the oil and gas, chemical and midstream, marketing and other segments. The company has a market cap of $48.98 billion. Its shares traded at $64.09 per share as of March 17 with a P/E ratio of -85.23.

The company reported a loss of $272 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Director Stephen I. Chazen sold 4,000 shares for $66.26 per share on Feb. 23; 4,000 shares for $65.49 per share on March 2; 4,000 shares for $62.97 per share on March 9; and 4,000 shares for $63.27 per share on March 16. The stock price has increased by 1.3% since.

WisdomTree Investments CEO bought 97,971 shares

WisdomTree Investments Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) CEO Jonathan L. Steinberg bought 97,971 shares for $9.14 per share on March 16. The stock price has decreased by 1.09% since.

WisdomTree, through its subsidiaries, operates as an ETF sponsor and asset manager. It offers equity ETFs, international hedged equity ETFs, currency ETFs and fixed income ETFs. The company has a market cap of $1.21 billion. As of March 17 its shares traded at $9.04 with a P/E ratio of 47.58.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $2.5 million.

The Brink's CEO bought 7,729 shares

The Brink'sCo. (NYSE:BCO) President and CEO Douglas A. Pertz bought 7,729 shares for $52.30 per share on March 15.

Pertz bought 30,000 shares on March 6 for $51.95 per share; 12,271 shares for $52 per share on March 9; and 7,729 shares at a price of $52.3 on March 15. The stock price has increased by 0.86% since.

Brink's, along with its subsidiaries, provides secure transportation, cash management services and other security-related services to banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers and other commercial operations. The company has a market cap of $2.64 billion. Its shares traded at $52.75 as of March 17 with a P/E ratio of 76.90.

Operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $58 million.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ronald James Domanico bought 5,000 shares for $52.19 per share on March 7. The stock price has increased by 1.07% since.

Director Peter A. Feld sold 650,000 shares for $51.8 per share on Feb. 23 and 750,000 shares for $52.53 per share on March 6. Feld also sold 150,000 shares for $52.25 per share on March 7. The stock price has increased by 0.96% since.

Controller Thomas Colan sold 966 shares for $52.4 per share on March 7. The stock price has increased by 0.67% since.

Executive Vice President Amit Zukerman sold 10,000 shares for $52.55 per share on March 3. The stock price has increased by 0.38% since.

For the complete list of stocks that bought by their company CEOs, go to: CEO Buys.

Disclosure: I do not own stock in any of the companies mentioned in the article.

Start a free seven-day trial of Premium Membership to GuruFocus.

  • CEO Buys, CFO Buys: Stocks that are bought by their CEO/CFOs.
  • Insider Cluster Buys: Stocks that multiple company officers and directors have bought.
  • Double Buys:: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying
  • Triple Buys: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying, and Company is buying back.

» Take a Free Trial of Premium Membership


Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Comments

Please leave your comment:


GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with Calavo Growers Inc $CVGW.
More than 500,000 people have already joined GuruFocus to track the stocks they follow and exchange investment ideas.

Performances of the stocks mentioned by Joy Hu


User Generated Screeners


pbarker46Cdn E & P
DANGORDONRETURN ON EQ 4-29-17
erilasDividendstrategie
HOLKLSUTake 5 Group Low Downside Cont
New MoonSmall Cap High ROIC
DANGORDONBOOK VAL GR 4-29-17
dvnrravinidhi_ev_ebitda
Roger SteraHEALTHY GROWTH
Roger SteraSmall Quality
Roger SteraEPS GROWTH 4-28-17
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
FEEDBACK