There's an old saying on Wall Street about insider buying: there are many possible reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy. Back on December 2, Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp.'s Director, Robert Craig Davis, invested $108,778.38 into 20,000 shares of ANH, for a cost per share of $5.44. Bargain hunters tend to pay particular attention to insider buys like this one, because 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.In trading on Monday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. ( ANH) and achieve a cost basis 1.5% cheaper than Davis, with shares changing hands as low as $5.36 per share. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. shares are currently trading down about 0.3% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of ANH shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, ANH's low point in its 52 week range is $4.02 per share, with $5.53 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.37. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which insider buying was recorded over the last six months:
|12/02/2014||Robert Craig Davis||Director||20,000||$5.44||$108,778.38|
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ANH makes up 1.17% of the Mortgage REIT Income ETF ( MORT) which is trading lower by about 0.4% on the day Monday.