Insiders Purchased These Dividend Paying Companies Today, One With High Yield And Appealing

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Includes: AIRT, BCBP, NWFL, WIN
by: Gutone

Dividend yields from stocks are particularly appealing for long term buy and hold, because the cash payout by itself provides a good margin of safety for the investment. What's more appealing is if insiders also start to buy shares. Insiders, especially executives and directors of companies, tend to know their company very well.

Given the combination of good dividend payout (at least 3%) and insider purchases today, these companies can be attractive for active long term investors. On today's list Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) appears particularly appealing.

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Air T Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRT) is a services company, specifically in the industry of air delivery and freight services. It provides overnight air cargo, ground equipment sales, and ground support services. The company’s Overnight Air Cargo segment provides small package overnight airfreight delivery services on a contract basis to the air express delivery services industry. It has a market cap of $19.86 million. The company pays a trailing dividend yield of 3.10%. According to today's SEC filing, Air T has one insider who purchased a total of 802 shares at the total value of $6,536. Its stock price is about 16.48% below its 52-week high, usually a positive technical indicator on the company. The recent trading volume is below average. It doesn't appear to be at a point of entry yet. Watch.

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BCB Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) is a financial company, specifically it provides banking products and services in New Jersey. It has a market cap of $92.93 million. The company pays a trailing dividend yield of 4.80%. Today's SEC filing records show that BCB Bancorp has one insider who purchased a total of 607 shares at the total value of $6,045. Its stock price is about 14.55% below its 52-week high, usually a positive technical indicator on the company. I like BCB Bancorp's operating margin of 26.44%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Recently, the stock is not traded actively. I may put it on my watch list, but definitely not on top of the list.

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Norwood Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:NWFL) is a financial company, specifically in the industry of regional - northeast banks. It has a market cap of $91.21 million. The company pays a trailing dividend yield of 4.30%. Today's SEC filing shows Norwood Financial has one insider who purchased a total of 2,000 shares at the total value of $55,780. Its stock price is about 0.46% below its 52-week high, usually a positive technical indicator on the company. I like Norwood Financial's operating margin of 45.72%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Low recent trading volume can be negative or positive. It can be negative because it will be difficult for people to discover this company. It can be positive because ignored stocks tend to be undervalued. I would put this company on my watch list.

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Windstream Corporation (WIN) is a technology company, specifically in the industry of telecom services. It provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers business services, as well as broadband, voice and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. It has a market cap of $5.57 billion. This company pays a handsome trailing dividend yield of 10.60%. What's more appealing, Windstream has one insider who purchased a total of 3,000 shares at the total value of $28,941. Its price is near the bottom, at around 10.78% off its 52-week low. I like Windstream's operating margin of 21.09%, a good sign for the company's financial health. Thinning trading volume suggests that trading interest in the company may be waning. But given the price drop lately, Windstream starts to become appealing.

Source of business information: Yahoo Finance.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in WIN over the next 72 hours.