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Top Buys by Top Brass: CEO Reed’s $2.1M Bet on RHP

A company’s own top management tend to have the best inside view into the business, so when company officers make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. 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 — 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 the ”top brass” over the trailing six month period, one of which was a total of $2.1M invested across 4 purchases by Colin V. Reed, CEO at Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (Symbol: RHP).

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
12/16/2019 Colin V. Reed Chairman & CEO 6,426 $85.71 $550,772.46
02/28/2020 Colin V. Reed Chairman & CEO 7,797 $71.38 $556,549.86
03/18/2020 Colin V. Reed Chairman & CEO 30,000 $14.46 $433,800.00
04/16/2020 Colin V. Reed Chairman & CEO 21,900 $27.16 $594,828.09

Reed’s average cost works out to $32.30/share. Shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc were changing hands at $35.50 at last check, trading down about 0.9% on Thursday. The chart below shows the one year performance of RHP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc Chart

Looking at the chart above, RHP’s low point in its 52 week range is $13.25 per share, with $91.57 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $35.50.

The current annualized dividend paid by Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc is $3.8/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 03/30/2020. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for RHP, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 10.6% annualized yield is likely to continue.

RHP+Dividend+History+Chart

Click here to find out which other top insider buys by the ”top brass” you need to know about »

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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