Since the beginning of the week, there have been three CEOs
who've made buys into their companies costing them over $100
thousand. These buys all come as the price of the stock is
sitting at or near 52-week highs. The following three weeks
represent the costliest insider buys coming from CEOs this week.
Howard Hughes Corp. (
The CEO of Howard Hughes Corp. made a
large insider buy
this week, costing him nearly $1 million.
bought 10,000 shares of Howard Hughes at $99.56 per share. This
cost the CEO a total of $995,600. Since his buy, the price per
share has increased 0.94%.
Weinreb's buy is the first insider transaction since May 2012.
Since that buy the price per share has increased approximately
Howard Hughes owns, manages and develops commercial, residential
and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. The company
operates in two lines of business: Master Planned Communities and
Howard Hughes has a market cap of $4.1 billion; its shares were
traded at around $100.50 per share with a P/E ratio of 64.40 and
a P/S ratio of 10.100.
The company has seen an earnings growth increase of 98.4% in the
last year as well as a 26.6% revenue growth in the past year. The
price per share has
since June 2012.
The analysis on Howard Hughes reports:
� The company's revenue has been in decline over the
past three years.
� Howard Hughes' Altman Z-score of 2.02 is in the grey
area, which implies that it is in some kind of financial stress.
� The price is inching closer to the 10-year high of
$110.66 per share.
There are currently seven gurus that hold stake in Howard Hughes
ExamWorks Group (
Both the CEO and the CFO made insider buys on June 3. These buys
come as the company's price hit a 52-week high.
CEO James Price bought 11,000 shares at an average price of
$18.92, costing the CEO a total of $208,120. Price currently
holds over 1.25 million shares of ExamWorks stock. Since his most
recent buy, the price per share has increased approximately
Executive VP, Treasurer and CFO Jose Fernandez de Castro bought
2,500 shares of ExamWorks at $18.85 per share. This cost the CFO
a total of $47,125. Since his buy, the price per share has
increased about 2.86%.
ExamWorks provides independent medical examinations, peer and
bill reviews, and related services, which it collectively refers
to as IME services or the IME industry. The company provides
these IME services through its medical panel of approximately
13,500 independently contracted, credentialed physicians and
other medical providers.
The analysis on ExamWorks reports:
� The company's revenue has been in decline for the
past three years.
� The company has issued $334.227 million of debt in
the past three years.
� The company had operating loss over the past 3
� The price is near a 52-week high of $19.39.
� The P/S ratio is near a one-year high of 1.22.
ExamWorks has a market cap of $688.4 million; its shares were
traded at around $19.39 with a P/S ratio of 1.20.
Both Jim Simons and Steven Cohen sold out of their holdings of
ExamWorks during the first quarter.
National Health Investors (
CEO and President James Hutchens bought 1,610 shares of National
Health Investors on June 3 at an average price of $62.23 per
share. This cost the insider a total of $100,190. Following this
buy, the CEO now owns 41,875 shares of National Health. Since his
buy, the price has increased approximately 1.88%.
National Health Investors is a REIT which invests in
income-producing health care properties primarily in the
long-term care and senior housing industries. The company invests
in health care properties including skilled nursing facilities,
assisted living facilities, medical office buildings, independent
living facilities and hospitals.
The analysis on National Health Investors reports:
� The operating margin has been in a five-year
decline. The average rate of decline per year is 5.7%.
� The P/E ratio is at a 10-year high.
� The company has issued $150.065 million of debt in
the past three years.
National Health Investors has a market cap of $1.79 billion; its
shares were traded at around $63.57 with a P/E ratio of 24.70 and
a P/S ratio of 17.70. The dividend yield of the company is
currently at 4.20%. The company has 12 years of dividend growth.
National Health Investors had an annual average earnings growth
of 11.3% over the past five years.
The Peter Lynch Valuation Chart shows that National Health
Investors appears to be
Both Jim Simons and Chuck Royce own shares of National Health
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