Rodney Rushing, CEO of REV Group (REVG), recently bought 19,292 shares. The buy increased his holdings by just over 2 percent, and came to a total purchase price of $306,000.
He was also joined by the company CFO, who bought 7,000 shares, paying just over $111,000. And the company’s General Counsel also bought 1,500 shares around the same time. All told, company insiders own about 3.6 percent of shares.
Over the past three years, insiders have generally been accumulating shares, with only one insider sale in early 2020.
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The manufacturer and designer of farm equipment has been barely profitable in the past year, but shares have risen 138 percent on a rebounding stock market and on a bullish outlook for crop prices and agricultural demand.
Shares trade at 18 times forward earnings, even after the share price surge.
Action to take: Shares look attractive based on trends in agricultural commodities and demand. And shares are down about 25 percent from its peak in mid-April. The company recently raised its quarterly dividend for a 1.25 percent yield right now.
For traders betting on a move higher, the January 2022 $20 calls, last carrying a bid/ask spread of about $1.75, offers the potential for a high double or low triple-digit gain on a move back to the 52-week high.
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