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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight

Insiders invest in Valvoline, OPKO Health and American Finance Trust

January 21, 2019 | About:

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys for the past week.

Valvoline CEO bought 25,000 shares

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV) CEO Samuel J. Mitchell bought 25,000 shares on Jan. 14 for an average price of $20.78 per share. The stock price has increased by 5.39% since then.

Valvoline manufactures and distributes automotive, commercial, industrial lubricants and automotive chemicals. The company has a market cap of $4.12 billion. Its shares traded at $21.90 with a price-earnings ratio of 26.07 as of Jan. 18.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $45 million, compared to $105 million for the comparable period of 2017.

Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary Julie Marie O'Daniel sold 1,466 shares on Jan. 16 for an average price of $21 per share. Since then, the stock price has increased by 4.29%.

OPKO Health CEO bought 50,000 shares

OPKO Health Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) Chairman and CEO Phillip Frost bought a combined 50,000 shares during the week for an average price of $3.74 per share.

The diversified health care company seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets. The company has a market cap of $2.13 billion. Its shares traded at $3.80 as of Jan. 18.

The net loss for the three months ended Sept. 30 was $27.7 million, compared to a net loss of $35.9 million for the prior-year quarter.

Frost bought 10,000 shares on Jan. 10 at a price of $3.69; 10,000 shares on Jan. 11 at a price of $3.83; 15,000 shares on Jan. 14 at a price of $3.74; 10,000 shares on Jan. 16 at a price of $3.74; and 15,000 shares on Jan. 17 at a price of $3.67. The price of the stock has increased by 3.54% since then.

American Finance Trust CEO bought 1,934 shares

American Finance Trust Inc. (NASDAQ:AFIN) CEO and President Edward M. Weil Jr. bought 1,934 shares on Jan. 11 for an average price of $12.93 per share. Since then, the stock price has increased 1.31%.

The company owns a diversified portfolio of commercial properties, including freestanding single-tenant properties and core retail properties. The company has a market cap of $1.39 billion. Its shares traded at $13.10 as of Jan. 18.

The net loss for the third quarter of 2018 was $27.25 million.

For the complete list of stocks bought by insiders, go to CEO Buys.

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


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