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 $391.7K invested across 2 purchases by Robert Hamwee, CEO at New Mountain Finance Corp (NMFC - Get Report).

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Hamwee bets big on NMFC:
Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/07/2014 Robert Hamwee CEO, President and Director 12,000 $14.75 $176,984.40
04/28/2014 Robert Hamwee CEO, President and Director 15,000 $14.31 $214,692.00

Hamwee's average cost works out to $14.51/share. Shares of New Mountain Finance Corp were changing hands at $15.06 at last check, trading trading flat on Monday. The chart below shows the one year performance of NMFC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

New Mountain Finance Corp Chart

Looking at the chart above, NMFC's low point in its 52 week range is $13.86 per share, with $15.31 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.06.

The current annualized dividend paid by New Mountain Finance Corp is $1.36/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend has an upcoming ex-date of 09/12/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for NMFC, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 8.9% annualized yield is likely to continue.

NMFC+Dividend+History+Chart

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, NMFC makes up 3.81% of the BDC Income ETF ( BIZD) which is trading up by about 1% on the day Monday.