Insider Bets Paying Off At CINF As New 52-Week High Reached

In trading on Tuesday, shares of Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) touched a new 52-week high of $50.60/share. That's a 36.90% rise, or $13.64 per share from the 52-week low of $36.96 set back on 10/31/2012. That means at today's intraday high, any investor who purchased CINF stock any time over the past 52 weeks has an unrealized gain, including company insiders.

Over the past six months, insiders have been scooping up shares, and those bets are now paying off handsomely. As summarized by the table below, CINF has seen 2 different instances of insiders buying over the trailing six month period.

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Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
07/29/2013 Michael J. Sewell CFO, Sr Vice Pres & Treasurer 3,000 $49.03 $147,090.00
08/30/2013 Dirk J. Debbink Director 219 $45.68 $10,000.00

The chart below shows where CINF has traded over the past year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Cincinnati Financial Corp. Moving Averages Chart

In afternoon trading on Tuesday, CINF shares are changing hands at $50.49/share, slightly below the new 52-week high.

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