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Expansion Initiates Insider Buying for NTS

Posted
4/11/2013 3:07:00 PM
By: GuruFocus
Referenced Stocks:DRAD;GV;NTS

This month Director Jeffrey Eberwein has upped his stake in NTS Inc. ( NTS ). The director has already added over 26,000 shares in the past week alone. Eberwein added a total of 26,560 shares this week at an average price of $1.05. His total transaction amount was $27,788. These buys mark the first insider transactions for NTS since October 2012.



Eberwein currently serves as a director for NTS, Digirad Corp. ( DRAD ), and Goldfield Corp. ( GV ). The director has proven to be a keen investor in the tree companies he works with. Eberwein has seen the greatest success from his holdings in Digirad.

The company's price is currently on the rise from an extended low spanning back to September 2011.

NTS Inc. provides high speed broadband services like Internet services and access, digital cable TV programming and local and long distance phone services to residential and business customers in Texas and the surrounding states.

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, NTS Communications operates the largest "non-ILEC" telecommunications network in West Texas. The company has seen dwindling prices as the national-level competition such as AT&T has increased.

According to the GuruFocus analysis of NTS, the company's revenue has been in decline for the past five years and has seen an operating loss for the past three years. Also over the past three years NTS has issued $26.605 million in debt.

The company has recently reported expansion in customers, service areas and products offered. The company is set to serve the entirety of Louisiana by August 2013.

Market Cap: 42.8 M P/E: n/a Shiller P/E: 66
P/B: 1.7 P/S: 0.7 EV/EBITDA: 25.57
52 Week Low: 0.40 52 Week High: 1.44 Average Volume: 33,057



There are no gurus that currently hold a stake in NTS.

With its shares down 1.89%, NTS trades at $1.04.

To see the full list of insider trades at NTS, look at the NTS Insider History page.About GuruFocus: GuruFocus.com tracks the stocks picks and portfolio holdings of the world's best investors. This value investing site offers stock screeners and valuation tools. And publishes daily articles tracking the latest moves of the world's best investors. GuruFocus also provides promising stock ideas in 3 monthly newsletters sent to Premium Members .