In trading on Friday, shares of SJW Corp. (SJW - Get Report) touched a new 52-week high of $35.69/share. That's a 29.59% rise, or $8.15 per share from the 52-week low of $27.54 set back on 08/24/2015. That means at today's intraday high, any investor who purchased SJW 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, SJW has seen 5 different instances of insiders buying over the trailing six month period.

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Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/25/2015 James Patrick Lynch CFO/Treasurer 300 $28.32 $8,495.00
11/11/2015 Walter J. Bishop Director 800 $29.53 $23,624.00
12/14/2015 George E. Moss Director 10,000 $28.08 $280,810.00
12/14/2015 Robert A. Van Valer Director 10,000 $27.93 $279,350.00
12/16/2015 Palle Jensen Sr. VP of Regulatory Affairs 3,000 $29.77 $89,310.00

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

SJW Corp. Moving Averages Chart

In afternoon trading on Friday, SJW shares are changing hands at $34.93/share, slightly below the new 52-week high.