The following CEOs and CFOs made buys back into their
companies as their prices drop close to 52-week lows. CEO and CFO
insider transactions often tell the most about a company's
financial standings as they have the most intimate knowledge of
the inner workings of the company.
National American University Holdings (
CEO Ronald Shape added to his stake in National American this
past week. Shape added a total of 2,000 shares as the price of
the company has dwindled down to a 52-week low. The shares traded
at an average price of $3.40 for a total of $6,800.
on NAUH shows that the price has hit a five-year low and that the
P/B Ratio is nearing a five-year low of 1.68. The dividend yield
is currently at a five-year high.
National American University (formerly known as Camden Learning
Corporation) is a provider of post-secondary education that
focuses on the needs of working adults and other non-traditional
students. The company provides both in-class and online
coursework. It operates in 12 states on 35 different campuses.
National American offers technical training, associates,
bachelor's and master's degrees.
There are currently no gurus that hold stake in NAUH.
With its shares down 2.69%, National American University trades
Arrow Financial (
Arrow Financial reported two
this week, one buy coming from President and CEO Thomas Murphy
and one from Chairman Thomas Hoy.
CEO Murphy added 2,500 shares at $23.63 per share for a total
amount of $59,050. Murphy now holds on to 18,194 shares of Arrow.
Chairman Hoy bought 1,000 shares at $23.95 per share. He spent a
total of $23,950 on this buy. Hoy now owns 174,564 shares of
Arrow Financial is a holding company for Glens Falls National
Bank and Trust as well as Saratoga National Bank and Trust,
regional banks serving Eastern New York. These subsidiaries
provide many financial services such as trust services, money
market and deposit accounts, and mortgage, consumer and
What's good about Arrow Financial:
- The company's price is near a 52-week low.
- The P/E Ratio is nearing a 52-week low of 12.54.
- The non-producing assets are at 0.45%.
- The company's equity to asset ratio is at 8.7%.
Arrow Financial's Possible Concerns:
- The company is trading above book value at 1.63.
- The revenue per share growth has slowed down in the past year.
The company reported their first quarter results last week. The
company's net income was at $5.2 million, a 2% decrease from the
first quarter of 2012. The EPS for the company is at $0.43 fully
diluted. The company also reported record highs for total assets,
deposits, equity, and assets under trust administration and
Jim Simons currently holds 102,449 shares of Arrow Financial.
With its shares up 1.21%, Arrow Financial trades at $24.19.
Paramount Gold and Silver Corporation (
With the recent slump in the gold and precious metals industry,
CEO Christopher Crupi decided to add to his stake in Paramount
while the prices are so low.
Crupi added 29,500 shares at an average price of $1.50. This cost
the CEO a total of $44,250. Crupi now holds on to nearly 4
million shares of the company's stock.
What's good about Paramount:
- The price of the company is almost at a two-year low of $1.47.
- The P/S Ratio is nearing a 10-year low of 29.4.
- The precious metals company has no debt.
Potential Warning Signs for Paramount:
- The company's sales outstanding have been building up.
- The per share revenue has been in decline for the past three
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Paramount is a natural resource company specializing in the
acquisition, exploration and development of gold, silver and
other precious metal properties. The company's primary
explorations and projects are in Nevada and Mexico.
There are currently no gurus with a stake in Paramount.
With its shares down 2.47%, Paramount Gold and Silver trades at
American Campus Communities (
With its shares at a 52-week low, two insiders made buys into
American Campus Communities.
Executive VP and CFO Jonathan Graf bought 1,800 shares at $42.50
per share. This transaction amounted to $76,500. Graf now holds
on to 74,692 shares of American Campus.
Director Steven Dawson added 7,700 shares at $42.74 each. Dawson
spent a total of $329,098 on this buy. Dawson now owns at least
29,780 shares of ACC.
While the company is sitting near a 52-week low, since the
revenue has slowed down in the past year the price of the company
is also sitting near a 10-year high price of $47.72.
American Campus has issued $71.471 million of debt in the past
three years. This puts the company in poor financial standing. On
the other hand, the operating margin for ACC has been expanding.
In ACC's quarterly earnings statement, it reported revenue of
$165.5 million, up 54.8% from the $107 million it brought in
during the first quarter of 2012. The operating income also
increased $10.8 million or 34% from the first quarter of 2012 as
a response to several mergers and acquisitions.
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The company's total managed portfolio currently contains 191
properties and approximately 122,800 beds.
American Campus Communities is the nation's largest developer,
owner and manager of student housing. The company was the first
publicly traded student housing REIT.
There are seven gurus that hold a stake in ACC. To see the full
list of these gurus and the shares they hold, click here.
With its shares down 0.27%, American Campus Communities trades at
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