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Insiders Roundup: Peabody Energy, Liberty SiriusXM

- By Tiziano Frateschi

The GuruFocus All-in-One Screener can be used to find insider trades from the past week. Under the Insiders tab, change the settings for All Insider Buying to "$200,000+," the duration to "March 2017" and All Insider Sales to "$5,000,000+."


According to the above filters, the following are trades from company insiders this week.

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) 10% owner Elliott International L.P. and Elliott Associates L.P. bought 480,965 shares for $26.34 per share on April 27. Since then, the stock price has declined to $26.21.

It is a private-sector coal company. It owns interests in approximately 26 coal mining operations located in the U.S. and Australia.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price has dropped by 15% and is now trading with a price-book (P/B) ratio of 0.02.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) 10% owner Winder Investment Pte. Ltd. bought 98,947 shares for $138.65 per share on April 24, 25 and 26. Since then, the stock price has risen to $139.73.

It is engaged in manufacturing and supplying of flavors and fragrances for the food, beverage, personal care and household products industries either in the form of compounds or individual ingredients.

The company has an institutional ownership of 86.94% and insider ownership of 1.78%.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price has risen by 15% and is now trading with a P/B ratio of 6.78. The price is 3.37% below its 52-week high and 22.66% above its 52-week low.

Liberty SiriusXM Group (LSXMK) 10% owner Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A)(BRK-B) and R. Ted Weschler, a member of a 10% owner group, bought a combined 7,750,022 shares for $39.95 per share on April 24. Since then the stock price has dropped to $38.45.

The company has an institutional ownership of 52.09% and insider ownership of 0.01%. Through its subsidiary holding it is engaged in providing a subscription-based satellite radio service. It transmits music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels as well as infotainment services.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price has risen by 21%; the price is 3.83% below its 52-week high and 39.22% above its 52-week low.

CSX Corp. (CSX) CEO and President Harrison H. Hunter bought 300,000 shares for $50.20 per share on April 24. Since then, the stock price has risen to $51.25.

The company has an institutional ownership of 78.40% and insider ownership of 0.22%. It provides rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price has risen by 83% and is now trading with a P/B ratio of 4.02. The price is 1.68% below its 52-week high and 107.90% above its 52-week low.

Most important sales of the week

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (CPS) 10% owner Silver Point Capital L.P. sold 62,500 shares for $112.88 per share on April 27. Since then, the stock price has risen to $114.30.

It is engaged in manufacturing sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer and anti-vibration systems components subsystems and modules. Its products are used in passenger vehicles and light trucks. The company has an institutional ownership of 94.56% and insider ownership of 4.77%.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price has risen by 48% and is now trading with a P/B ratio of 2.92. The price is 3.62% below its 52-week high and 53.77% above its 52-week low.

Masimo Corp. (MASI) CEO and Chairman of the Board Joe E. Kiani and President-Worldwide Sales, Professional Services and Medical Affairs Jon Coleman sold 654,159 shares for $99.70 per share on April 25 and 26. Since then, the stock price has risen to $101.86.

The company has an institutional ownership of 78.03% and insider ownership of 3.33%. It develops, manufactures and markets noninvasive monitoring technologies. Its product includes noninvasive blood constituent and brain and breath monitoring.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price has risen by 126% and is now trading with a P/B ratio of 9.05. The price is 0.01% below its 52-week high and 141.43% above its 52-week low.

Kite Pharma Inc. (KITE) Director Farah Champsi sold 123,913 shares for $82.67 per share on April 26. Since then, the stock price has not changed.

It is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to eradicate cancer cells. The company has an institutional ownership of 80.58% and insider ownership of 1.34%.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price has risen by 78% and is now trading with a P/B ratio of 9.68. The price is 6.53% below its 52-week high and 107.94% above its 52-week low.

Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW) Chairman and 10% owner Charles R. Schwab sold 300,000 shares for $40.25 per share on April 26. Since then, the stock price has dropped to $39.25.

The company has an institutional ownership of 78.12% and insider ownership of 0.25%. It is a savings and loan holding company, which through its subsidiaries is engaged in securities brokerage, banking and related financial services. The company operates in two segments namely Investor Services and Advisor Services.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price has risen by 34% and is now trading with a P/B ratio of 3.89. The price is 8.22% below its 52-week high and 68.11% above its 52-week low.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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