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WOR Selling 8.0% Below CFO's Recent Buy Price

By Metals Channel Staff, Monday, April 6, 10:23 AM ET

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 March 30, Worthington Industries, Inc.'s CFO, Joseph B. Hayek, invested $39,210.00 into 1,500 shares of WOR, for a cost per share of $26.14. 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 Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WOR) and achieve a cost basis 8.0% cheaper than Hayek, with shares changing hands as low as $24.06 per share. Worthington Industries, Inc. shares are currently trading up about 6.6% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of WOR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Worthington Industries, Inc. Chart

Looking at the chart above, WOR's low point in its 52 week range is $19.28 per share, with $44.69 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.46. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which WOR insider buying was recorded over the last six months:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/30/2020 Joseph B. Hayek VP and CFO 1,500 $26.14 $39,210.00

The current annualized dividend paid by Worthington Industries, Inc. is $0.96/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend has an upcoming ex-date of 06/12/2020. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for WOR, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 4.2% annualized yield is likely to continue.


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