E Actuant: 3 Different Insiders Have Purchased Shares This Month

Actuant Corporation (ATU) designs, manufactures, and distributes a range of industrial products and systems worldwide.

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Insider buying during the last 30 days

Here is a table of Actuant's insider activity during the last 30 days.

Name Title Trade Date Shares Purchased Current Ownership Increase In Shares
Gene Skogg EVP Dec 22 5,000 50,415 shares +11.0%
Andy Lampereur CFO Dec 22 20,000 357,939 shares +5.9%
Bob Arzbaecher CEO Dec 22-23 210,000 448,540 shares +88.0%

There have been 235,000 shares purchased by insiders during the last 30 days.

Insider buying by calendar month

Here is a table of Actuant's insider activity by calendar month.

Month Insider buying / shares Insider selling / shares
December 2015 235,000 0
November 2015 0 0
October 2015 87,914 0
September 2015 0 0
August 2015 0 0
July 2015 0 0
June 2015 0 0
May 2015 0 0
April 2015 0 5,117
March 2015 0 0
February 2015 0 0
January 2015 0 0
December 2014 5,000 0

There have been 327,914 shares purchased and there have been 5,117 shares sold by insiders since December 2014. The month of December 2015 has seen the most insider buying.

Financials

Actuant reported the fiscal 2016 first-quarter, which ended November 30, financial results on December 17 with the following highlights:

Revenue $305.0 million
Net income $15.4 million
Cash $171.9 million
Debt $588.1 million

The three insiders purchased their shares after these results.

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Disclosure: I/We have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in ATU over the next 72 hours.

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Joe Economy 4 years ago Member's comment

As interesting as these insider trading numbers are, obviously insider buying should never be relied on alone for investing decisions. Actuant is down around 10% year to date but can 2016 be a positive one for the stock? In terms of analyst opinions: 1 is a strong buy, 3 are buys, and 5 are holds. Major competitors for this industrial machinery manufacturer include: Parker-Hannifin Corporation and Kennametal Inc. With global industrial production especially in China slowing down, it's questionable whether we will so continued growth in this sector and in this stock in particlualr.

Susan Miller 4 years ago Member's comment

Very impressive Markus Aarnio, I've added you to my follow list!