Utilized Supplies CEO Gary Dickerson Sells Giant Block of Inventory
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inventory has been surging, and two prime executives simply bought practically $22 million of shares of the semiconductor-equipment maker.
Utilized Supplies (ticker: AMAT) inventory surged 41.4% final yr in contrast with a 16.3% rise within the
S&P 500 index.
Shares proceed to outperform, up 55% yr to this point in contrast with the index’s 11.4% acquire.
Evercore analyst C.J. Muse informed Barron’s late final yr that “[u]nder a Biden administration, the massive winners are tools suppliers,” together with Utilized Supplies. We lately famous that Wall Avenue noticed the shares as a option to play the present chip scarcity.
Utilized Supplies President and CEO Gary Dickerson bought 105,184 shares on April 9 for a complete of $14.7 million, a per-share common value of $140. Dickerson nonetheless owns 2.4 million shares, together with unvested efficiency shares and restricted inventory models, or RSUs, in accordance with a kind he filed with the Securities and Trade Fee.
He wasn’t alone. Prabu Raja, a senior vice chairman within the semiconductor merchandise group, bought 50,000 shares on April 8 for $7 million, a mean value of $140.95 every. Raja now owns 426,724 shares, together with unvested efficiency shares and RSUs.
Utilized Supplies didn’t reply to a request to make the 2 executives accessible for remark.
Dickerson and Raja final bought inventory in late 2019. Dickerson bought one million shares in November 2019 for $61.1 million, a per-share common value of $61.11. Raja bought 50,000 shares in December 2019 for $3 million, a mean value of $60.73 every.
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