The directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when directors make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason a director of a company would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock 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 company directors over the trailing six month period, one of which was a total of $471.7K invested across 3 purchases by Todd M. Hornbeck, CEO at Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc (HOS).Hornbeck bets big on HOS:
|02/12/2015||Todd M. Hornbeck||President & CEO||10,528||$19.00||$200,032.00|
|02/23/2015||Todd M. Hornbeck||President & CEO||10,464||$19.09||$199,737.74|
|03/24/2015||Todd M. Hornbeck||President & CEO||3,994||$18.00||$71,892.00|
Looking at the chart above, HOS's low point in its 52 week range is $17.91 per share, with $47.45 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.75. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HOS makes up 2.58% of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Wednesday.