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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 $2M by Douglas S. Ingram, CEO at Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT).

Ingram bets big on SRPT:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
10/30/2018 Douglas S. Ingram President & CEO 16,695 $120.39 $2,009,871.82

Ingram's average cost works out to $120.39/share. Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc were changing hands at $136.53 at last check, trading up about 1.2% on Friday. The chart below shows the one year performance of SRPT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc Chart

Looking at the chart above, SRPT's low point in its 52 week range is $59.505 per share, with $176.50 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $136.53.


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