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Top Buys by Directors: Neafsey's $195.5K Bet on ARLP

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The directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when directors make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason a director of a company would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money – maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both. So in this series we look at the largest insider buys by company directors over the trailing six month period, one of which was a total of $ 195.5K by John P. Neafsey, Director at Alliance Resource Partners LP (Symbol: ARLP).

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/07/2017 John P. Neafsey Director 10,000 $ 19.55 $ 195,500.00

Neafsey’s average cost works out to $ 19.55/share. In trading on Tuesday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Alliance Resource Partners LP (Symbol: ARLP) and achieve a cost basis lower than Neafsey, with shares changing hands as low as $ 19.05 per share. Shares of Alliance Resource Partners LP were changing hands at $ 19.07 at last check, trading off about 1.3% on Tuesday. The chart below shows the one year performance of ARLP shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Alliance Resource Partners LP Chart

Looking at the chart above, ARLP’s low point in its 52 week range is $ 18.15 per share, with $ 26.65 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $ 19.07. The current annualized dividend paid by Alliance Resource Partners LP is $ 2.00/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 08/03/2017. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for ARLP, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 10.4% annualized yield is likely to continue. ARLP+Dividend+History+Chart According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ARLP makes up 3.65% of the Zacks MLP High Income Index Shares ETF (Symbol: ZMLP) which is trading lower by about 1.1% on the day Tuesday.

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