The directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when directors make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason a director of a company would 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. So in this series we look at the largest insider buys by company directors over the trailing six month period, one of which was a total of $227.9K by Stephen J. Jones, CEO at Covanta Holding Corp (Symbol: CVA).
Stephen J. Jones
President and CEO
Jones's average cost works out to $15.20/share. Shares of Covanta Holding Corp were changing hands at $15.72 at last check, trading up about 0.8% on Thursday. The chart below shows the one year performance of CVA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, CVA's low point in its 52 week range is $13 per share, with $17.30 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $15.72.
The current annualized dividend paid by Covanta Holding Corp is $1/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend has an upcoming ex-date of 06/28/2018. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for CVA, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 6.4% annualized yield is likely to continue.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CVA makes up 4.57% of the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (Symbol: ICLN) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Thursday.