The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when these insiders make purchases, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason for a company insider to choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock 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. Within the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, only nine companies have experienced such buying over the trailing six month period, one of which was JPMorgan Chase & Co (Symbol: JPM), where an investment totaling $2.8K was made by Director Laban Jackson. Click Here to Learn Which Other Eight Dow Components Also Had Recent Insider Buying »
Jackson's average cost works out to $69.52/share. Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co were changing hands at $84.54 at last check, trading off about 0.5% on Thursday. The chart below shows the one year performance of JPM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, JPM's low point in its 52 week range is $52.50 per share, with $88.17 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $84.54.
The current annualized dividend paid by JPMorgan Chase & Co is $1.92/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 01/04/2017. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for JPM, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 2.3% annualized yield is likely to continue.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, JPM makes up 11.73% of the iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF (Symbol: IYG) which is trading lower by about 0.6% on the day Thursday.
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