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 December 8, Matador Resources Co's Director, Julia P. Forrester, invested $20,622.50 into 730 shares of MTDR, for a cost per share of $28.25. 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 Wednesday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Matador Resources Co (Symbol: MTDR) and achieve a cost basis even cheaper than Forrester, with shares changing hands as low as $28.06 per share. Matador Resources Co shares are currently trading down about 2.6% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of MTDR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, MTDR's low point in its 52 week range is $20.13 per share, with $33.96 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $28.23. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which MTDR insider buying was recorded over the last six months:
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Julia P. Forrester
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MTDR makes up 2.28% of the First Trust Natural Gas ETF (Symbol: FCG) which is trading lower by about 1.1% on the day Wednesday.
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