Carlyle vs. Blackstone

According to a Form 4 filed with the SEC, the chief operating officer of private-equity firm The Carlyle Group (CG), Glenn Youngkin, directly purchased 150,000 shares of stock on June 10 at an average price of $26.88 per share.

Insider purchases are often useful events to track, because studies show that on average stocks bought by insiders narrowly outperform the market. We think that this is because insiders have to be fairly confident in the company in order to buy the stock and thus reduce their diversification. As of this writing, Carlyle is valued at $26.20 per share or a slight discount to where Youngkin bought (though broader market indices fell in the intervening period). The stock is up 18% from its levels shortly after its May 2012 IPO, essentially in line with the performance of the S&P 500....491 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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