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SJM: Insiders vs. Shorts

J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM) has something relatively rare for a stock with this much short interest, that being insiders taking the other side of the trade. Looking back over the trailing six month period, SJM has seen 2 different instances of insider buying, as summarized by the table below:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
02/21/2014 R. Douglas Cowan Director 500 $97.94 $48,972.00
02/24/2014 Robert B. Heisler Jr. Director 100 $98.96 $9,896.20

Below is a chart showing the "days to cover" for SJM over time:

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And looking at the chart below, SJM's low point in its 52 week range is $87.10 per share, with $114.72 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $96.80.

J.M. Smucker Co. Moving Averages Chart

In recent trading, shares of J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM) were changing hands at $96.80/share.

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