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Bargain Hunters Take Note: Insider Cluster-Buying At ODP

A particularly strong insider buying signal is what we call a "cluster-buy" where three or more different insiders make open market purchases within a short period of one another. At Office Depot, Inc. (Symbol: ODP), 3 different insiders purchased 88,800 shares at an average price of $2.50/share, for a total of $221,620, with the most recent purchase on June 4, 2018.

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. So when multiple insiders all decide to make purchases around the same time, it could be a strong indication that the stock is undervalued. Below is a table summarizing the insider buys that make up this "cluster":

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/30/2018 Joseph T. Lower EVP & Chief Financial Officer 20,000 $2.39 $47,798.00
05/31/2018 Nigel Travis Director 10,000 $2.39 $23,941.00
06/04/2018 Joseph Vassalluzzo Director 58,800 $2.55 $149,881.20

The chart below shows the one year performance of ODP shares, versus its 200 day moving average. Note that ODP's low point in its 52 week range is $2 per share, with $6.255 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $2.68, with shares currently trading up about 2.7% on the day.

Office Depot, Inc. Chart

The current annualized dividend paid by Office Depot, Inc. is $0.1/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 05/24/2018. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for ODP, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 3.8% annualized yield is likely to continue.

ODP+Dividend+History+Chart

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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.

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