Insider Trading Report: Agree Realty Corporation (ADC)

Joey Agree, President and CEO of Agree Realty Corporation (ADC), recently picked up 3,670 more shares. The buy increased his stake by 0.8 percent, and came to a total purchase price of just under $248,000. This follows up on two director buys of several hundred shares earlier in the month. Over the past three years, insider buys have greatly exceeded insider sales. Overall, company insiders own 2 percent of shares. Shares of the retailer-oriented real estate investment trust (REIT) are up ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Tempur Sealy International (TPX)

Shares of mattress firm Tempur Sealy International (TPX) have more than doubled in the past year. One trader sees the potential for shares to move far higher in the coming months. That’s based on the January $60 calls. With 114 days until expiration, over 10,050 contracts traded against an open interest of 2020, a 50-fold rise in volume. The buyer of the calls paid $0.93 to make the trade. Shares are currently just under $50, so they would need to rise $10, ...
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This Beaten-Down Sector Is Quietly Moving Higher

Investing trends can sometimes start quietly before gaining a big interest. That’s especially true when it’s a trend that’s been hot in the past, but has slowed down, leading overly speculative investors into losses. One such area this year has been the automotive sector. Auto stocks were hot last year, particularly electric vehicle companies. But interest peaked at the start of the year before trading sideways or down. Now, that trend is reversing as companies continue to deliver on new offerings and ...
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Insider Trading Report: National Fuel Gas Co (NFG)

David Bauer, President and CEO at National Fuel Gas Co (NFG), recently added 3,000 shares. The buy increased his stake by nearly 5 percent, and came to a total purchase price of just over $154,000. This marks the first insider buy at the company in the past three years. There has been some insider sales back in 2019, but otherwise insider activity at the company has been fairly quiet. Overall, insiders own about 1.5 percent of shares. The share price has held ...
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Unusual Options Activity: UBS Group AG (UBS)

Shares of megabank UBS Group AG (UBS) have been trending higher the past year, with a few sizeable drops during periods of market fears. One trader sees the possibility for another such drop in the next few months. That’s based on the February $12.50 puts. With 143 days left on the trade, over 6,025 contracts traded, a 54-fold jump in volume from the prior open interest of 112. The buyer of the puts paid $0.25 to make the trade. With shares currently ...
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One of the World’s Top Retailers Continues to Demonstrate its Strength

Retail still makes up the backbone of consumer spending, and thus the economy. That’s why providing investors with sales data can provide a clue as to how the economy is performing outside other measures like employment or housing costs. One such retailer is Costco (COST). The company recently released its latest earnings, which shows that consumers are continuing to spend at a good pace, and even increasing in some areas such as fresh food. The earnings numbers and the company’s outlook ...
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Insider Trading Report: Evergy Inc (EVRG)

David Campbell, President and CEO at Evergy (EVRG), recently bought 7,850 more shares. The buy increased his stake by over 12 percent and came to a total purchase price of just under $500,000. He was joined by the company CFO, who bought 7,875 shares on the same day. That buy increased his stake by 55 percent, and cost just over $501,000. This marks the second and third insider buys of the year, following a company director picking up over 2.25 million shares ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Johnson Controls International (JCI)

Shares of engineering and construction materials firm Johnson Controls International (JCI) have been in a steady uptrend for more than a year. One trader is betting that steady progress higher will continue. That’s based on the April 2022 $75 calls. With 199 days until expiration, over 5,200 contracts traded against a prior open interest of 134, for a 39-fold rise in volume. The buyer of the calls paid $4.60 to make the trade. Shares of JCI are already up 78 percent over ...
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