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Top Buys by Directors: Volk's $252.5K Bet on STOR

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The directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when directors make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason a director of a company would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money – maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both. So in this series we look at the largest insider buys by company directors over the trailing six month period, one of which was a total of $252.5K by Christopher H. Volk, CEO at STORE Capital Corp (Symbol: STOR).

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/10/2017 Christopher H. Volk President and CEO 11,100 $22.75 $252,525.00

Volk’s average cost works out to $22.75/share. In trading on Wednesday, bargain hunters could buy shares of STORE Capital Corp (Symbol: STOR) and achieve a cost basis lower than Volk, with shares changing hands as low as $20.34 per share. It should be noted that Volk has collected $0.29/share in dividends since the time of their purchase, so they are currently down 9.3% on their purchase from a total return basis. Shares of STORE Capital Corp were changing hands at $20.66 at last check, trading up about 1.6% on Wednesday. The chart below shows the one year performance of STOR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Looking at the chart above, STOR’s low point in its 52 week range is $19.65 per share, with $31.44 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $20.66. The current annualized dividend paid by STORE Capital Corp is $1.16/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 03/29/2017. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for STOR, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 5.7% annualized yield is likely to continue. STOR makes up 1.37% of the SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF (Symbol: SYV)

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