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Top Insider Buys Highlight for the Week of Jan. 11

- By Shuda Xia

The largest insider buys this week were in Medtronic PLC (MDT), DISH Network Corp. (DISH), Knowles Corp. (KN) and Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc. (HY).

Medtronic executive vice president and CFO bought 3,000 shares

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Karen L. Parkhill bought 3,000 shares of Medtronic on Jan. 9 for an average price of $83.87 per share. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.58%.


Medtronic is an international medical instrument company headquartered in Ireland. The company has a market capitalization of $113.94 billion; as of Jan. 11, shares traded at $84.84.

On Jan. 3, Medtronic and its strategic technology partner IBM Watson Health announced a new feature for the Sugar.IQ personal diabetes assistant app called IQcast. The feature uses artificial intelligence technology from IBM (IBM) to predict the likelihood of an individual experiencing a low glucose event within the next four hours.

DISH Network executive vice president bought 25,000 shares

Executive Vice President James Defranco bought 25,000 shares of DISH on Jan. 7 for an average price of $28.38 per share. The stock price has decreased 0.88% since then.

DISH Network is an American company that provides satellite television, audio programming and interactive television services to both commercial and residential customers. The company has a market capitalization of $13.17 billion; as of Jan. 11, shares traded at $28.15.

On Dec. 13, DISH Network announced it will join the Comscore Campaign Ratings beta alongside other media companies.

Knowles president bought 1,212 shares

Michael S. Polacek, p resident of the intelligent audio division, bought 1,212 shares of Knowles on Jan. 4 for an average price of $12.38 per share. Since then, the stock price has climbed 10.18%.

Knowles is an American international supplier and manufacturer of sound equipment, including micro-acoustic, audio processing and precision device solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion; as of Jan. 11, shares traded at $13.63.

On Oct. 24, Knowles announced financial results for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30. Revenues for the quarter were $236.2 million, a 21% increase from $196 million in the prior-year quarter. The diluted loss per share was 20 cents, up from diluted earnings per share of 12 cents in the year-ago quarter.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling insider bought 238 shares

Group Member John C. Butler Jr. bought 238 shares of Hyster-Yale stock on Jan. 4 for an average price of $63.85 per share. Since then, the stock price has increased by 7.08%.

Hyster-Yale Materials is an American manufacturing company that focuses on designing, engineering, manufacturing and selling a line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts. The company was spun off from NACCO Industries in 2012. The company has a market capitalization of $1.14 billion; as of Jan. 11, shares traded at $68.61.

On Dec. 3, the company announced that as part of a plan to expand Bolzoni's capabilities in the United States, it will move Bolzoni's North American attachment manufacturing into the company's larger Sulligent, Alabama manufacturing facility.

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Disclosure: I do not own stock in any of the companies mentioned in the article.

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