There's an old saying on Wall Street about insider buying: there are many possible reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy. Back on December 12, UGI Corp.'s CEO, Robert F. Beard, invested $14,090.00 into 500 shares of UGI, for a cost per share of $28.18. Bargain hunters tend to pay particular attention to insider buys like this one, because presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company in the open market, is that they expect to make money.
In trading on Monday, bargain hunters could buy shares of UGI Corp. (NYSE:UGI) and achieve a cost basis even cheaper than Beard, with shares changing hands as low as $28.10 per share. It should be noted that Beard has collected $0.26/share in dividends since the time of their purchase, so they are currently up 0.6% on their purchase from a total return basis. UGI Corp. shares are currently trading down about 0.3% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of UGI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, UGI's low point in its 52 week range is $24.07 per share, with $33.53 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $28.08. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which insider buying was recorded over the last six months:
UGI operates in the Gas Utilities sector, among companies like RGC Resources, Inc. (RGCO), and Gas Natural Inc. (AMEX:EGAS) trading higher by about 0.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of UGI, versus EGAS.
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