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Top Insider Buys Highlight for the Week of Sept. 14

Insiders invest in Keurig Dr Pepper, DISH Network, Tiffany & Co. and Energy Transfer Equity

September 14, 2018 | About:

The largest insider buys this week were Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NYSE:KDP), DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) and Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE).

Keurig Dr Pepper insider bought 49,638 shares

Maria A. Sceppaguercio-Gever, Keurig Dr Pepper's chief corporate affairs officer, bought 49,638 shares on Sept. 13 for an average price of $23.91 per share. The stock price has increased by 2.34% since then.

Keurig Dr. Pepper is an American beverage conglomerate. Its East-coast division sells coffee, beverages and Keurig brewers. As of July, the company also sells sodas, juices and other soft drinks from its Dr Pepper Snapple division in Texas. The company has a market capitalization of $33.98 billion; as of Sept. 14, it traded at $24.47.

On Sep. 13, the company announced its board of directors authorized a quarterly dividend program. The dividend of 15 cents per share will be payable on Oct. 19 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 5.

DISH Network executive vice president bought 5,000 shares

Executive Vice President James Defranco bought 5,000 shares of DISH on Sept. 10 for an average price of $34.99 per share. Since then, the stock price has risen 3.97%.

DISH Network is an American satellite and television company that focuses on direct-broadcast satellite services. The company provides satellite television, audio programming and interactive television services to both commercial and residential customers. The company has a market capitalization of $17.01 billion; as of Sept. 14, it traded at $36.38.

On Aug. 8, the company announced Kevin Arrix has been tapped to lead the DISH Media Sales Group, including its operations, analytics and advertising sales for DISH TV and Sling TV. Arrix is the former chief revenue officer of mobile and advertising platform Verve and will join DISH Network as senior vice president. 

Tiffany & Co. director bought 55,000 shares

Director Francesco Trapani bought 40,000 shares of Tiffany on Sept. 7 for an average price of $124.25 per share. The stock price has gained 3.57% since then.

Tiffany & Co. is an American luxury and jewelry and specialty retailer that focuses on selling jewelry, sterling silver, china, crystal, stationary, fragrances, water bottles, watches, leather goods and various other personal accessories. The company has a market capitalization of $15.75 billion; on Sept. 14, it traded at $128.69.

On Aug. 28, the company reported second-quarter 2018 results. Worldwide net sales for the quarter increased 12% to $1.1 billion, while comparable sales rose 8%. Net earnings rose 26% to $145 million, or $1.17 per diluted share.

Energy Transfer Equity director bought 125,000 shares

Director Richard D. Brannon bought 100,000 shares of Energy Transfer on Sept. 11 for an average price of $17.68 per share. Since then, the stock price has fallen 1.19%.

Energy Transfer Equity is an energy company. It focuses primarily on the storage and transportation of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil and refined products assets. The company has a market capitalization of $20.23 billion; as of Sept. 14, it traded at $17.47.

On Sept. 11, the company announced its registration statement on Form S-4 regarding the previously announced merger transaction between it and Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP) has been declared effective as of Sept. 7 by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Energy Transfer Partners has since filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC for the special meeting of its shareholders to vote on the merger.

For the complete list of stocks bought by company executives, go to Insider Trades.

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

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