Vuelven las compras de insiders... y concretamente, el de siempre: McClendon ha comprado más de $6.000.000 en acciones de CHK.
Chairman & CEO Aubrey McClendon purchased 200,000 shares at an average price of $30.62 on March 22nd/23rd, increasing his holdings to approximately 27.229 million shares, or about a 5.9% stake.
McClendon's buy was scored 4.0 out of 4.0 by InsiderScore's proprietary scoring algorithm.
McClendon, 46, and Tom Ward founded Chesapeake Energy in 1989, eventually growing the company into one of the world's largest natural gas producers. Previously, McClendon and Ward worked together as independent oil and gas producers. An Oklahoma City native, McClendon was just eight years removed from graduating Duke University when Chesapeake Energy was launched.
Since July 2003, when the Securities and Exchange Commission instituted new insider trading disclosure rules, McClendon has been one of the most active insider buyers in the entire stock universe.
In a little under four years, he has spent more than $185 million to acquire shares of Chesapeake Energy on the open market and an additional $41 million to acquire stock via option exercises. Over the past 30 months, McClendon has acquired approximately 6.2 million shares on the open market for $178 million, or $27.63 per share. Prior to last week, his most recent transactions took place in June and July 2006, when he bought 1.1 million shares at $27.34 to $29.19, and exercised options for 200,000 shares at an average price of $5.30.