GrafTech International Ltd. (
) reported two insider buys on March 15. These two buys mark the
first insider buying for the company since 2008. Chairman, CEO
and President Craig Shular added 40,000 shares to his stake for
$7.32 per share. This transaction cost him $292,800. Shular now
holds on to 114,868 shares of GrafTech. Since his buy, the price
per share has gone up 0.82%.
Vice President and CFO Lindon Roberson also added shares on March
15. Lindon added 14,000 shares at $7.27 per share for a total
amount of $101,780. Lindon now holds 14,146 shares of GrafTech.
Since his buy, the price per share has increased 1.51%.
Craig Shular has been with the company since 1999 and has been
CEO and president since 2002. Shular is credited by the company
for growing sales, creating positive cash flow and virtually
eliminating company debt by the end of 2009.
Vice President and CFO Lindon Robertson has been with GrafTech
since 2011. Prior to that, Robertson was with IBM Corporation for
27 years. For IBM he served as the CFO for the global hardware
business as well as the CFO for the company's Japan and China
GrafTech is a company with over 125 years in the graphite
industry. The company makes products that are used in
applications in a variety of industries such as metal production,
electronics, chemicals, aerospace, and transportation. GrafTech
has a market cap of $996.31 million. The company maintains
corporate headquarters in Parma, Ohio but can be found
GrafTech International's gross margin has been in a long-term
decline. The average rate of decline per year is 4.1%. The
company has also been suffering a operating margin decline the
past five years. The average rate of decline is 6.7%. On the up
side, the company is close to a three-year low price of $6.84 as
well as a 10-year low P/B ratio of 0.68.
With its shares up 7.02% this afternoon, GTI trades at $7.90.
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