In trading on Monday, shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp (ESXB - Get Report) touched a new 52-week high of $9.25/share. That's a 72.90% rise, or $3.9 per share from the 52-week low of $5.35 set back on 10/04/2016. That means at today's intraday high, any investor who purchased ESXB 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, ESXB has seen 6 different instances of insiders buying over the trailing six month period.

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Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/15/2017 Gerald F. Barber Director 967 $7.95 $7,687.65
05/17/2017 Gerald F. Barber Director 1,553 $7.95 $12,346.35
05/23/2017 Rex L. Smith III President and CEO 1,000 $8.00 $8,000.00
06/01/2017 William E. Hardy Director 6,250 $8.01 $50,090.57
07/31/2017 Eugene S. Putnam Jr. Director 1,000 $8.34 $8,343.00
08/11/2017 Richard F. Bozard Director 500 $8.28 $4,140.00
08/11/2017 William E. Hardy Director 1,945 $8.35 $16,240.75
08/22/2017 William E. Hardy Director 655 $8.19 $5,366.00
08/28/2017 Eugene S. Putnam Jr. Director 1,000 $8.09 $8,090.00
08/28/2017 Robin Traywick Williams Director 20 $8.30 $166.00
09/01/2017 Gerald F. Barber Director 200 $8.35 $1,670.00

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

Community Bankers Trust Corp Moving Averages Chart

In afternoon trading on Monday, ESXB shares are changing hands at $9.15/share, slightly below the new 52-week high.