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 $250.2K by Rodney F. Dammeyer, Director at Invesco Van Kampen Municipal Trust (NYSE: VKQ).
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Dammeyer bets big on VKQ:
|12/19/2013||Rodney F. Dammeyer||Director||21,760||$11.50||$250,174.72|
Dammeyer’s average cost works out to $11.50/share. In trading on Friday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Invesco Van Kampen Municipal Trust (NYSE: VKQ) and achieve a cost basis lower than Dammeyer, with shares changing hands as low as $11.46 per share. Shares of Invesco Van Kampen Municipal Trust were changing hands at $11.61 at last check, trading up about 0.8% on Friday. The chart below shows the one year performance of VKQ shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, VKQ’s low point in its 52 week range is $10.982 per share, with $15.14 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.61.
According to the ETF Finder at ETFChannel.com, VKQ makes up 2.14% of the CEF Municipal Income ETF (AMEX: XMPT) which is trading up by about 0.9% on the day Friday.
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