August 29, 2011
Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis..
What: Shares of Central Pacific Financial (NYSE: CPF ) rose more than 10% in early trading on news that legendary value investor Seth Klarman is buying shares.
So what: Klarman's latest filing with the SEC also shows substantial new bets on BP (NYSE: BP ) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT ) . No other banks were mentioned in this analysis of his holdings, published at Seeking Alpha.
Now what: Interestingly, Klarman's buy comes just as Central Pacific was ranked fifth on a list of 10 regional banks experiencing heavy insider buying. I don't believe that's a coincidence, and as such I've rated the stock to outperform in my Motley Fool CAPS portfolio. Do you agree? Would you buy at these levels? Weigh in using the comments box below.
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