May 23, 2016

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Stocks Seeing Recent Insider Buys: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK), Zagg Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG), Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (NYSE:IVR)

Stocks Seeing Recent Insider Buys: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK), Zagg Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG), Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (NYSE:IVR)

As an investor it is wise to keep track of what insiders at large and small companies are doing. After all, these insiders are executives who should understand their business better than any of the rest of us. Using the trades that these executives make as one of the major tools of your stock investment research is wise.

Quite simply there are all kinds of reasons that an insider would sell a stock, and there is no way of telling exactly why they are selling at the time. Consider the fact that the insider could be selling to fund the education of a child or buy a new home. On the other hand insider purchases are generally more reliable indicators because the main goal in buying a stock is to make money, whether you are an insider or not.

Knowing the role of the insider who made the transaction is important. This seems like it should be common sense, but some investors fail to pay attention to this very important detail. Heavy insider transactions by someone such as the CFO or CEO should carry much more weight than insider transactions by someone who is an outside director. Consider how much that insider should know about the current state of the industry and their businesses.

Moving on to the first insider trade May 20, 2016 which involved Reynolds John B, a director at Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK), who acquired 3,000 shares at $37.55 per share to put the total holding at 22,604 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 2.20% while institutional investors own about 91.30%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was 5.69%. On the other side, 6.96% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Zagg Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) saw an insider buy stock in the company on May 19. HEINER E TODD, director of the company, bought 37,865 shares for $5.25 per share worth a total of $198,791. After this insider buying, HEINER E TODD now has a total stake of 92,308 shares in the company. Its shares currently owned by company management are 3.80% while institutional investors own about 98.80%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was 3.02%. On the other side, 9.14% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (NYSE:IVR) also received some insider trading action as Anzalone John, who is the company’s CIO added some 4,000 shares at a price of $14.18 per share to the holding that now comprises of 54,107 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.20% while institutional investors own about 72.10%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was 4.14%. On the other side, -5.56% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

 

 

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