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Rocket scientist director buys Cairn shares

Only a day after being appointed a non exec of Cairn (CNE,  1806p), Dr James Buckee has invested GBP 35k by buying 2000 shares at 1762p. ‘Dr Buckee was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy Inc. Dr Buckee holds a BSc Honours in Physics from the University of Western Australia and a […]

Cairn Energy- Directors buyback closes ‘negative view’ with 45% return

I’m back from my hols. The last time I went sailing I returned to find my portfolio hit by close on 50% due to a severe inventory shock at Nokia handsets. This time it’s probably almost as bad, although I haven’t dared log in to check yet. I’ll warn you the next time I’m on […]

April recap – directors dealing ‘signals’: Diageo, Cairn, Amec, eaga, Galiform, Connaught

I want to recap here posts that I wrote last month, with the absolute and relative performance of shares to today. To see the original posts I am referring to, look for the title to the left of here, or type the company name into the ‘Search’ box. April 3rd Diageo DGE 1055p NEGATIVE CALL […]

Cairn- non execs reduce shareholdings substantially

There’s a plethora of information about directors share dealings in Cairn Energy ( CNE, 2915p) last week. If you filter out the sales by executive directors of shares released under the Long Term Incentive Plan, and eliminate shareholdings sold and bought back before CGT changes, you are left with four notable changes in holdings: 1. […]

Technical director thinks DANA Petroleum undervalued

Thomas Cross (CFO) and David McFarlane (CFO) pretty much called the top on Dana in June this year when they exercised options to buy shares at 236p and 414p respectively, and then sold them at 1886p and 1881p respectively. They took GBP 4 million and GBP 1.76m respectively out of Dana Petroleum (DNX, 1037p) within […]

Directors selling where I interprete the action to send a STRONG signal are…

My last post listed companies selected so far this year for a high level of conviction (or Strong signal) in directors buying shares. Below I list companies selected so far this year for directors SELLING, where I believe the actions of the directors to be a STRONG signal for investors. Those companies are as follows […]

Fresnillo – Non execs initiate positions with share purchases

Lord Cairns and Guy Wilson, both recently appointed non execs at Fresnillo (FRES, 405p) have both invested £57,000 each, to initiate a position in the worlds largest silver mine. I take these purchases with a pinch of salt, as 1. Cairns and Wilson have only recently taken up their positions as non execs (April and […]