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Insiders often buy when stocks go on sale, and that is what we see happening at Penn West Petroleum Ltd. The stock dropped earlier this month after third quarter results failed to meet expectations of some investors. A few days after the news, the company made sweeping changes in the executive suite. While investors were selling in the market, six Penn West Petroleum insiders spent a combined total of $1.5-million buying stock. The biggest purchaser was board chair John Brussa who added 83,400 shares to his holdings.

Ted Dixon is CEO of INK Research which provides insider news and knowledge to investors. For more background on insider reporting in Canada, visit the FAQ section at Securities referenced in this profile may have already appeared in recent reports distributed to INK subscribers. INK staff may also hold a position in profiled securities.

Chart reflects public-market transactions of common shares or unit trusts by company officers and directors.

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