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In this article, I will feature one financial sector stock that has seen intensive insider buying during the last 30 days. Intensive insider buying can be defined by the following three criteria:

  1. The stock is purchased by three or more insiders within one month.
  2. The stock is sold by no insiders in the month of intensive purchasing.
  3. At least two purchasers increased their holdings by more than 10%.

Janus Capital Group (NYSE:JNS) is a publicly owned asset management holding company with approximately $170.3 billion in assets under management.

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Insider buying during the last 30 days

Here is a table of Janus' insider-trading activity during the last 30 days.

NameTitleTrade DateShares PurchasedCurrent OwnershipIncrease In Shares
Richard FredericksDirectorFeb 195,00012,674 shares+65.2%
Richard WeilCEOFeb 525,0001,749,433 shares+1.4%
Jeffrey DiermeierDirectorJan 2426,000103,235 shares+33.7%

There have been 56,000 shares purchased by insiders during the last 30 days.

Insider buying by calendar month

Here is a table of Janus' insider-trading activity by calendar month.


Insider buying / shares

Insider selling / shares

February 201430,0000
January 201426,0000
December 201300
November 201300
October 2013 0
September 201300
August 201300
July 201300
June 201300

May 2013



April 2013



March 2013



February 2013



January 2013



There have been 56,000 shares purchased, and there have been 184,522 shares sold by insiders since January 2013. The month of February 2014 has seen the most insider buying.


Janus reported the full-year 2013 financial results on January 23 with the following highlights:

Revenue$873.9 million
Net income$114.7 million
Cash$830.0 million
Debt$544.6 million

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(Source: Earnings presentation)


Janus' competitors include T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW), Invesco (NYSE:IVZ), and Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG). Here is a table comparing these companies.

Market Cap:2.05B20.98B14.93B1.99B
Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):
Gross Margin:0.670.630.330.18
Operating Margin:0.270.470.240.24
Net Income:114.70M1.04B875.80M141.60M
PEG (5 yr expected):

Janus has the highest gross margin among these four companies.

Here is a table of these competitors' insider-trading activities during the last 30 days.

CompanyInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares

Only Janus has seen intensive insider buying during the last 30 days.


There have been three different insiders buying Janus, and there have not been any insiders selling Janus during the last 30 days. Two of these three insiders increased their holdings by more than 10%. Janus has an insider ownership of 11.32%.

The insiders purchased their shares at a price range of $10.36-$11.54. I believe Janus could be a good pick at $11 based on the intensive insider buying.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in JNS over the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.