Top Buys by Top Brass: CEO Lawler's $186K Bet on CHK

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A company's own top management tend to have the best inside view into the business, so when company officers make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. 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 - maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both. So in this series we look at the largest insider buys by the ''top brass'' over the trailing six month period, one of which was a total of $186K by Robert D. Lawler, CEO at Chesapeake Energy Corp. (Symbol: CHK).

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/20/2018 Robert D. Lawler CEO 100,000 $1.86 $186,000.00

Lawler's average cost works out to $1.86/share. Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. were changing hands at $2.86 at last check, trading trading flat on Thursday. The chart below shows the one year performance of CHK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Chesapeake Energy Corp. Chart

Looking at the chart above, CHK's low point in its 52 week range is $1.71 per share, with $5.60 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $2.86.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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

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