If you want to know what lies ahead for a company, keep an eye on its insiders. A case in point exists in Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN) — a Little Rock, Ark.-based telecom focusing on cloud computing services and integrated voice and video service delivery to consumers in rural areas. During the past year, shares of WIN have enjoyed a rollercoaster ride, so you would think that volatility would be an ominous sign. Apparently, you’d be wrong. On Feb. 15, 6 insiders made 14 separate transactions acquiring more than 450,000 shares in all. That’s a lot of faith in the immediate future of the company. And with the company currently sporting a robust 12.5 percent dividend, that’s also a lot of income for those insiders. Is that enough evidence for you to acquire shares?
Global financial markets ended on a strong note with the Dow Jones rising 1.34% and the S&P 500 up 1.56%. Even the MCSI Emerging Markets Index ended the week 1.18% higher, after bouncing strongly yesterday.
Big gainers in your Alpha Investor Letter portfolio included Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS), up 4.59%; Berkshire Hathaway Class B Shares (BRK-B), jumping 4.06%; and The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX), up 2.22%. The Powershares Buyback Achievers (PKW) also gain
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