Insiders Were Right: WAFD Makes New 52-Week High

In trading on Monday, shares of Washington Federal Inc. ( WAFD) touched a new 52-week high of $23.76/share. That's a 21.72% rise, or $4.24 per share from the 52-week low of $19.52 set back on 10/15/2014. That means at today's intraday high, any investor who purchased WAFD 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, WAFD 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
01/29/2015 David K. Grant Director 10,000 $20.06 $200,591.00
02/04/2015 Randall H. Talbot Director 8,000 $20.54 $164,323.20
04/17/2015 Thomas J. Kelley Director 2,050 $22.10 $45,313.00

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

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