A company's own top management tend to have the best inside view into the business, so when company officers make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company 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 the ''top brass'' over the trailing six month period, one of which was a total of $487.2K invested across 2 purchases by Kevin P. Riley, CFO at First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. ( FIBK).Riley bets big on FIBK:
|08/30/2013||Kevin P. Riley||Exec. Vice Pres. & CFO||10,000||$22.77||$227,704.00|
|10/24/2013||Kevin P. Riley||Exec. Vice Pres. & CFO||10,000||$25.95||$259,478.00|
Looking at the chart above, FIBK's low point in its 52 week range is $17.07 per share, with $29.53 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.84. The current annualized dividend paid by First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is $0.64/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 01/31/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for FIBK, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 2.6% annualized yield is likely to continue. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, FIBK makes up 1.30% of the Dynamic Financial Sector Portfolio ETF ( PFI) which is trading higher by about 1.3% on the day Friday.