Get An Even Better Deal On CLB Than Director Sodderland Did

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There's an old saying on Wall Street about insider buying: there are many possible reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy. Back on October 29, Core Laboratories N.V. 's Director, Jan Willem Sodderland, invested $17,152.00 into 200 shares of CLB, for a cost per share of $85.76. Bargain hunters tend to pay particular attention to insider buys like this one, because presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company in the open market, is that they expect to make money. In trading on Thursday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Core Laboratories N.V. (Symbol: CLB) and achieve a cost basis 1.1% cheaper than Sodderland, with shares changing hands as low as $84.79 per share. Core Laboratories N.V. shares are currently trading down about 3.9% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of CLB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Core Laboratories N.V. Chart

Looking at the chart above, CLB's low point in its 52 week range is $82.07 per share, with $130.34 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $85.06. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which CLB insider buying was recorded over the last six months:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
10/29/2018 Jan Willem Sodderland Director 200 $85.76 $17,152.00

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This article appears in: Investing , Commodities
Referenced Symbols: CLB

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