Who's Buying Now?

It's a new week and that means it's time to check the most interesting insider purchases from the last week. After checking through numerous filings using insider tracking tool Form 4 Oracle, here are my top five from the last seven days:


Closing price 8/22/05

52-week change

Align Technology (Nasdaq: ALGN  )



ChesapeakeEnergy (NYSE: CHK  )



eResearchTechnology (Nasdaq: ERES  )



Midway Games (NYSE: MWY  )



Rockwood Holdings (NYSE: ROC  )



Sources:, Yahoo! Finance

All of these stocks have an interesting story with respect to insiders, of course. Some are just more interesting than others. Take Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, for example. According to Form 4 Oracle, he's spent close to $10 million on stock in the Oklahoma-based utility since late last week. And he's been buying since last January. Now take a look at the 52-week return for his company's stock. Not bad, eh?

Also of note is the buying by former Cleveland Cavaliers owner Gordon Gund in Align Technology, which is trying to revolutionize orthodontics. Gund, his investment firm, and trusts for his family have been buying shares for more than a year now, with little to show for it in terms of returns. But Gund has a track record as a successful investor. For example, he sold his stake in the Cavs for $375 million, an 18-bagger over his initial $20 million investment, according to news reports. His continued faith makes me wonder if this company belongs in our Rule Breaker Universe (click here to access it directly, or take a risk-free trial).

That's it for this week. See you back here next week, when we dig through more insider deals in search of the next home run stock.

Get the inside scoop on stocks of all sizes with this related Foolishness:

  • These handy tips from fellow Fool Stephen Simpson are all you need to start investing today.
  • Heirs of Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT  ) founder Sam Walton remain some of the richest insiders in the history of the U.S. stock market. Find out how it all began.
  • You can learn a lot by following insiders. You can also learn from successful fund managers.

Get all the inside information you need in our collection ofinvesting newsletters. From wallflowerish small caps to swashbuckling Rule Breakers, we've got something for every investor.Get in on the actiontoday. Your portfolio will thank you.

Fool contributor Tim Beyers usually favors two scoops of ice cream over the inside scoop. Tim didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. You can find out what's in his portfolio by checking Tim's Fool profile, which is here. The Motley Fool has an ironclad disclosure policy.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 495576, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/28/2016 5:05:53 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated 7 hours ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,169.68 -29.65 -0.16%
S&P 500 2,133.04 -6.39 -0.30%
NASD 5,215.97 -34.29 -0.65%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

10/27/2016 4:00 PM
ALGN $84.14 Down -0.38 -0.45%
Align Technology CAPS Rating: ****
CHK $6.08 Up +0.08 +1.33%
Chesapeake Energy CAPS Rating: ***
ERES.DL $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
eResearch Technolo… CAPS Rating: ***
MWY.DL2 $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
Midway Games, Inc. CAPS Rating: *
ROC.DL $79.20 Down +0.00 +0.00%
Rockwood Holdings CAPS Rating: *****
WMT $69.83 Up +0.24 +0.34%
Wal-Mart Stores CAPS Rating: ***