Buying the Barbarians

Despite once being an infamous name on Wall Street, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) certainly does not get much analyst coverage these days. The private equity firm gained notoriety as being one of the core objects of focus for the early 90s book and subsequent movie, Barbarians at the Gate. For barbarians, the firm sure does not make the same waves that it used to -- nor does it seem to be the focus for much investment analysis. This is a shame, as KKR is selling at a low valuation and has a nice dividend yield to boot.

KKR only came to my attention the other day due to the large insider purchases ( about $1.8 million) by Robert Scully, one of its directors. Scully is a long-time Wall Street executive and insider, so when he makes a large purchase, it is worth investigating. This0 was the first insider purchase at the firm since February 2012 -- the stock has run up about 65% over the last year....388 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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