Top Buys by Directors: Nierenberg's $279K Bet on NRZ

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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 $279K by Michael Nierenberg, Chairman, CEO & President at New Residential Investment Corp (Symbol: NRZ).

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/03/2017 Michael Nierenberg Chairman, CEO & President 18,600 $15.00 $279,000.00

Nierenberg's average cost works out to $15.00/share. Shares of New Residential Investment Corp were changing hands at $16.07 at last check, trading up about 1.5% on Friday. The chart below shows the one year performance of NRZ shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

New Residential Investment Corp Chart

Looking at the chart above, NRZ's low point in its 52 week range is $12.58 per share, with $17.86 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $16.07.

The current annualized dividend paid by New Residential Investment Corp is $1.92/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 03/23/2017. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for NRZ, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 12.1% annualized yield is likely to continue.


According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, NRZ makes up 7.54% of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (Symbol: REM) which is trading higher by about 0.6% on the day Friday.

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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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