Insiders Were Right: HTH Makes New 52-Week High

In trading on Friday, shares of Hilltop Holdings, Inc. ( HTH) touched a new 52-week high of $22.79/share. That's a 31.43% rise, or $5.45 per share from the 52-week low of $17.34 set back on 01/06/2015. That means at today's intraday high, any investor who purchased HTH stock any time over the past 52 weeks has an unrealized gain, including company insiders.

Over the past six months, insiders have been scooping up shares, and those bets are now paying off handsomely. As summarized by the table below, HTH has seen 3 different instances of insiders buying over the trailing six month period.

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Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/03/2015 Charles Clifton Robinson Director 16,144 $19.09 $308,188.96
03/05/2015 James R. Huffines PlainsCapital Corp. Pres & COO 5,000 $18.95 $94,738.00
03/10/2015 James R. Huffines PlainsCapital Corp. Pres & COO 5,000 $19.21 $96,054.50
03/13/2015 Jeremy B. Ford President & CEO 24,938 $20.00 $498,822.34
05/15/2015 James R. Huffines PlainsCapital Corp. Pres & COO 5,000 $21.25 $106,243.00

The chart below shows where HTH has traded over the past year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

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