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Insiders Roundup: Stryker Corp, OPKO Health

- 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 "January 2019" and All Insider Sales to "$5,000,000+."


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

Barings LLC, investment adviser of Barings BDC Inc. (BBDC), bought 52,350 shares for an average price of $9.71 per share on Jan. 14.

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The business development company has a market cap of $495.92 million and an enterprise value of $544.24 million. It has an institutional ownership of 70.62% and insider ownership of 4.11%.

Over the last 12 months, the stock has fallen 6% and, as of Friday, is 22.02% below its 52-week high and 11.15% above its 52-week low.

Barbara L. Whittaker, director of Motorcar Parts of America Inc. (MPAA), bought 2,000 shares for an average price of $19.77 per share on Jan. 14

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The company, which manufactures automotive vehicle parts, has a market cap of $380.32 million. It has an institutional ownership of 155.17% and insider ownership of 2.43%.

Over the last 12 months, the stock has fallen 28% and, as of Friday, is 30.23% below its 52-week high and 67.25% above its 52-week low.

Phillip Frost, chairman, CEO and 10% owner of OPKO Health Inc. (OPK), bought 15,000 shares for an average price of $3.74 per share on Jan. 14.

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The diversified health care company has a market cap of $2.08 billion and an enterprise value of $2.25 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 38.11% and insider ownership of 7.01%.

Over the last 12 months, the share price has fallen 17% and, as of Friday, is 41.88% below its 52-week high and 59.31% above its 52-week low.

Most important insider sales

Timothy J. Scannell, president and chief operating officer of Stryker Corp. (SYK), sold 5,282 shares for an average price of $163.50 per share on Jan. 16.

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The company, which manufactures and develops medical equipment, has a $61.52 billion market cap and an enterprise value of $66.51 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 109.67% and insider ownership of 1.49%.

Over the last 12 months, the share price was stable and is currently 8.58% below its 52-week high and 13.58% above its 52-week low.

A.H. Belo Corp. (AHC) Director James M. Moroney III sold 5,000 class A shares for an average price of $4.22 per share on Jan. 16.

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The median company has a market cap of $92.63 million and an enterprise value of $34.16 million. It has an institutional ownership of 80.17% and insider ownership of 5.04%.

Over the last 12 months, the stock has fallen 15% and is currently 26.21% below its 52-week high and 27.76% above its 52-week low.

Central Garden & Pet Co. (CENT) Director Brooks Pennington III sold 1,944 shares for an average price of $34.70 per share on Jan. 16.

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The company, which makes branded products for the pet and garden supply industries, has a market cap of $2.1 billion and an enterprise value of $2.31 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 42.40% and insider ownership of 5.48%.

Over the last 12 months, the stock price was stable and is currently 13.57% below its 52-week high and 30.53% above its 52-week low.

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

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.