Corrections Corp. of America Chief Development Officer Anthony Grande has joined the ranks of local executives posting big insider sales. The 45-year-old executive, who has been with Nashville-based CCA since 2003, this week twice unloaded 10,000 shares for more than $650,000. The moves trimmed Grande's CCA holdings by about 18 percent.
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. President and CEO Kip Smith on Thursday sent a message about his outlook for the battered shares of the Franklin-based company. Smith forked over nearly $100,000 to buy 196,000 shares of Noranda, which has lost more than 80 percent of its value (Ticker: NOR) so far this year as prices for its final products have fallen and its board has said it will evaluate its strategic options. The move boosted his stake in the company by more than a quarter.
Outgoing Dollar General CFO David Tehle late last week cashed in some of his stock holdings. The 58-year-old, who will step down in a few weeks, exercised about 23,000 options that would have expired between 2022 and 2024, paying between $45 and $58 to do so. He then sold more than 36,000 shares — almost three-fourths of this total holdings — for an average of almost $78 per share. Tehle's take from the transactions was almost $1.7 million.
HCA Holdings Group President Charles Hall, who oversees the hospital giant's operations in 12 states, has become the latest executive at the company to cash in some of his paper gains. Hall on Tuesday exercised 50,000 options that would have expired in early 2017 for about $5 apiece and then sold the same number of shares at more than $82 each. His profit on the transactions totaled more than $3.8 million.
By our count, HCA execs have now booked stock or option-related gains of more than $49 million in the past six weeks. An overview of our coverage of insider trades is here.
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