HR head continues to add to shares.
Mary Beth DeNooyer, chief Human Resources officer at Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), recently added another 6,500 shares to her holdings.
The buy came to over $189,000, and raises her total holdings to 109,000 shares.
This adds to further insider buys in 2019, mostly from DeNooyer and one of the company’s directors, with insiders waiting for shares to drop under $30 after a rally in November.
All told, the only sales year to date have come from funds, not corporate insiders.
Shares of the beverage company are having a choppy year, with a mere 10 percent move higher in shares, underperforming the broad stock market by nearly half.
Action to take: Shares haven’t quite fallen all the way from their recent run-up yet, and investors who wait can likely get shares at a price closer to $27.50 or under.
At that price, shares are fairly valued around 21 times forward earnings, and with a dividend yield around 2.1 percent.
Speculators may want to bet on a further decline in shares with a put option, such as the April 2020 $25 put, trading for around $0.45 or $45 per contract right now.
On a continued slide, traders could make 40-50 percent profits here, but it would take a big bear move in shares to get to the $25 strike price, so be mindful of the declining time value of the option.