Top Buys by Directors: Zimmer's $221.1K Bet on ARR

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 $221.1K by Jeffrey J. Zimmer, Co-CEO and President at ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. (ARR).

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Zimmer bets big on ARR:
Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/22/2016 Jeffrey J. Zimmer Co-CEO and President 10,000 $22.11 $221,140.00

Zimmer's average cost works out to $22.11/share. Shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. were changing hands at $23.11 at last check, trading up about 1.2% on Thursday. The chart below shows the one year performance of ARR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. Chart

Looking at the chart above, ARR's low point in its 52 week range is $16.61 per share, with $23.36 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.11.

The current annualized dividend paid by ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. is $2.64/share, currently paid in monthly installments, and its most recent dividend has an upcoming ex-date of 11/13/2016. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for ARR, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 11.6% annualized yield is likely to continue.

ARR+Dividend+History+Chart

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ARR makes up 2.99% of the Mortgage REIT Income ETF ( MORT) which is trading up by about 0.5% on the day Thursday.

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