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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight

- By Joy Hu

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of purchases is illustrated in the chart below:

RH CEO bought 10,300 shares

RH (RH) Chairman, CEO and 10% Owner Gary G. Friedman bought 10,300 shares on Dec. 12 at a price of $97.09. The price of the stock has increased by 2.62% since.


RH, formerly Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc., is a luxury brand in the home furnishings marketplace offering furniture, lighting, textiles, outdoor and garden products. It offers collections through its retail galleries, source books and websites. The company has a market cap of $2.123 billion. Its shares traded at $99.63 with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 296.52 as of Dec. 15.

Net (loss) income for the three months ended Oct. 28 was $13.151 million compared to $2.517 million for the prior-year period.

See Remarks Karen Boone sold 22,000 shares of RH stock on Dec. 14 at a price of $99.6. The price of the stock has increased by 0.03% since.

Akamai Technologies CEO bought 17,537 shares

Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM) CEO F. Thomson Leighton bought 17,537 shares on Dec. 15 at a price of $57.01. The price of the stock has increased by 1.32% since.

Akamai is a U.S.-based company which provides cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. The company has a market cap of $9.77 billion. Its shares traded at $57.76 with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 34.55 as of Dec. 15.

Net income for the three months ended Sept. 30 was $60.512 million compared to $76.00 million for the prior-year period.

President of Prods and Development Rick M. McConnell sold 48,369 shares of AKAM stock on Dec. 13 at a price of $56.83. The price of the stock has increased by 1.64% since.

American Assets Trust CEO bought 25,431 shares

American Assets Trust Inc. (AAT) Chairman, CEO, President and 10% Owner Ernest S. Rady bought 25,431 shares during the past week at a price of $38.64.

American Assets Trust is a self-administered real estate investment trust based in the U.S. The company mainly invests in, operates and develops retail, office, residential and mixed-use properties in California, Oregon and Hawaii. The company has a market cap of $2.525 billion. Its shares traded at $39.26 with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 58.95 as of Dec. 15.

Net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $12.505 million compared to $11.858 million for the prior-year period.

Rady bought 11,271 shares of AAT stock on Dec. 1 at a price of $39.22; 27,673 shares on Dec. 6 at a price of $38.73; 15,034 shares on Dec. 8 at a price of $38.47; 8,063 shares on Dec. 11 at a price of $38.8; and 2,334 shares on Dec. 13 at a price of $39.23. The price of the stock has increased by 0.08% since.

Community Healthcare Trust CEO bought 35,162 shares

Community Healthcare Trust Inc. (CHCT) Chairman, CEO and President Timothy G. Wallace bought 35,162 shares during the past week at a price of $27.21.

Community Healthcare Trust is a real estate investment trust focusing on healthcare facilities in the U.S. It leases its properties to hospitals or other health care service providers. The company has a market cap of $495.93 million. Its shares traded at $28.22 with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 162.18 as of Dec. 15.

Net income for the three months ended Sept. 30 was $579,000 compared to $1.064 million for the prior-year period.

Wallace bought 10,016 shares of CHCT stock on Dec. 7 at a price of $26.85; 10,047 shares on Dec. 8 at a price of $27.33; 10,099 shares on Dec. 11 at a price of $26.93; 10,067 shares on Dec. 12 at a price of $27.18; and 4,949 shares on Dec. 13 at a price of $27.6. The price of the stock has increased by 2.25% since.

CenturyLink CEO bought 50,000 shares

CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) CEO Glen F. Post III bought 50,000 shares on Dec. 8 at a price of $14.17. The price of the stock has increased by 19.9% since.

CenturyLink operates as a telecommunications company in the U.S. It provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country. The company has a market cap of $18.162 billion. Its shares traded at $16.99 with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 29.29 as of Dec. 15.

Net income for the three months ended Sept. 30 was $92 million compared to $152 million for the prior-year period.

Director Steven T. Clontz bought 35,500 shares of CTL stock on Dec. 11 at a price of $15.7. The price of the stock has increased by 8.22% since.

Director Virginia Boulet bought 5,095 shares of CTL stock on Dec. 11 at a price of $15.48. The price of the stock has increased by 9.75% since.

Director Michael James Roberts bought 7,000 shares of CTL stock on Dec. 8 at a price of $14.58. The price of the stock has increased by 16.53% since.

Chairman Harvey P. Perry bought 7,500 shares of CTL stock on Dec. 8 at a price of $14.32. The price of the stock has increased by 18.65% since.

Vice Chairman William Bruce Hanks bought 10,000 shares of CTL stock on Dec. 8 at a price of $14.41. The price of the stock has increased by 17.9% since.

For the complete list of stocks that bought by their company CEOs, go to: CEO Buys.

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

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.