Top Buys by Top Brass: Executive Vice President Halfacre's $813K Bet on CCG

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 $813K by Aaron Scott Halfacre, Executive Vice President at Campus Crest Communities, Inc. (CCG).

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Halfacre bets big on CCG:
Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
07/31/2014 Aaron Scott Halfacre Executive Vice President 100,000 $8.13 $813,000.00

Halfacre's average cost works out to $8.13/share. In trading on Friday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Campus Crest Communities, Inc. ( CCG) and achieve a cost basis lower than Halfacre, with shares changing hands as low as $7.86 per share. Shares of Campus Crest Communities, Inc. were changing hands at $7.86 at last check, trading down about 1.8% on Friday. The chart below shows the one year performance of CCG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. Chart

Looking at the chart above, CCG's low point in its 52 week range is $7.86 per share, with $12.04 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.86.

The current annualized dividend paid by Campus Crest Communities, Inc. is $0.66/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend has an upcoming ex-date of 09/22/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for CCG, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 8.3% annualized yield is likely to continue.

CCG+Dividend+History+Chart

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CCG makes up 15.82% of the WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund ETF ( DTD) which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Friday.

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