Severalinsiders of Illinois Basin coal miner HalladorEnergy Co., which has seen its stock fall by more than 60% over thepast year in concert with a broad industry downturn, have been purchasing sharesof the company recently, U.S. SEC filings show.
HalladorPresident and CEO Brent Bilsland purchased 6,000 shares between April 1 and April4 at prices between $4.50 per share to almost $5 per share. The company's shareswere trading early April 7 at $4.41.
Bilslandbeneficially owns 16,480 Hallador shares, a Form 4 filing shows.
HalladorChairman Victor Stabio reported purchasing 3,000 Hallador shares April 1 at $4.43per share. He beneficially owns 292,887 shares.
FormerCFO Anderson Bishop, who stepped downApril 1, bought 1,000 shares on April 4 at $4.62 per share. Anderson, who workedat Hallador for 26 years, reported beneficial ownership of 278,204 common shares.
Newlyappointed CFO Lawrence Martin purchased 4,450 shares April 4 and April 5 at pricesranging from almost $4.48 to $4.55. He reported beneficial ownership of 113,154shares following the transactions.