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Weekly Top Insider Buys Highlight for the Week of Nov. 23

- By Shuda Xia

The largest Insider Buys this week were for The Home Depot Inc. (HD), Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC), Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) and Kellogg Co. (NYSE:K).

The Home Depot Inc. (HD): Director Mark C. Vadon bought 11,500 shares

Director Mark C. Vadon bought 11,500 shares of HD stock on Nov. 19 at the average price of $174.27. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.11% since.


The Home Depot Inc. is an international American retail company that primarily focuses on tools, products, and services in the home improvement area and is the largest home improvement retailer in the U.S. The company operates big-box format stores across all fifty states, all ten provinces in Canada and Mexico. The company has a market capitalization of $190.44 billion, and as of Nov. 23 it traded at $168.85.

On Nov. 15 The Home Depot Inc. announced that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $1.03 per share for the quarter. The dividend is payable on Dec. 13, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 29.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC): Director Steven A. Davis bought 2,500 shares

Director Steven A. Davis bought 2,500 shares of MPC stock on Nov. 19 at the average price of $62.2. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.76% since.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is an American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company that was a subsidiary of Marathon Oil until a corporate spin-off in 2011. The company has a total crude oil output of 1,794,000 barrels per day across seven refineries. The company has a market capitalization of $42.65 billion, and as of Nov. 23 it traded at $61.73.

On Nov. 1 Marathon Petroleum Corp. reported third quarter 2018 results. Earnings for the quarter was $737 million, or $1.62 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $903 million, or $1.77 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017. The company generated $1.2 billion in cash from operations during the quarter and returned $607 million to shareholders.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP): Chief Supply Chain Officer Fernando Cortes bought 43,000 shares

Chief Supply Chain Officer Fernando Cortes bought 43,000 shares of KDP stock on Nov. 20 at the average price of $26.72. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.67% since.

Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. is an American beverage conglomerate. Its East-coast division sells coffee, beverages, and Keurig brewers. As of July 2018, the company also sells sodas, juices, and other soft drinks from its Dr. Pepper Snapple division in Texas. The company has a market capitalization of $37.08 billion, and as of Nov. 23 it traded at $26.54.

On Sep. 13 Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a quarterly dividend program and has declared the company's first quarterly dividend on its common stock. The dividend of $0.15 per share was paid on Oct. 19 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 5.

Kellogg Co. (NYSE:K): CFO Fareed A. Khan bought 8,190 shares

CFO Fareed A. Khan bought 8,190 shares of K stock on Nov. 20 at the average price of $62.14. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.64% since.

Kellogg Co. is an American international food manufacturing company that focuses on producing cereal and convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit flavored snacks, frozen waffles, and vegetarian foods. The company has a market capitalization of $21.36 billion, and as of Nov. 23 it traded at $61.74.

On Oct. 31 Kellogg Co. reported third quarter 2018 results, ended Sept. 29. Net sales for the quarter was $3.47 billion, compared to net sales of $3.25 billion during the same quarter prior year. Operating profit for the quarter was $396 million, compared to profits of $333 million during the same quarter prior year. Reported diluted earnings per share for the quarter was $1.09, compared to $0.83 during the third quarter of 2017

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

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.