In trading on Thursday, shares of Sterling Bancorp (STL - Get Report) touched a new 52-week high of $15.36/share. That's a 23.27% rise, or $2.9 per share from the 52-week low of $12.46 set back on 10/10/2014. That means at today's intraday high, any investor who purchased STL 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, STL has seen 5 different instances of insiders buying over the trailing six month period.
|05/04/2015||Richard L. O'toole||Director||3,000||$13.01||$39,021.00|
|08/25/2015||Jack L. Kopnisky||President & CEO||14,461||$13.47||$194,789.67|
|08/25/2015||James P. Blose||General Counsel and CLO||1,000||$13.58||$13,580.00|
|08/26/2015||Michael E. Finn||Chief Risk Officer||4,000||$13.48||$53,920.00|
|09/10/2015||James P. Blose||General Counsel and CLO||1,000||$14.24||$14,240.00|
In afternoon trading on Thursday, STL shares are changing hands at $15.29/share, slightly below the new 52-week high.