Jack Henry & Associates (Nasdaq: JKHY) Board of Directors Chairman Jack Prim recently sold nearly $1 million worth of his shares as the company’s stock climbs.
Prim on Aug. 31 sold 6,329 shares to make $996,175. Following the trade, he continued to own 206,318 Jack Henry shares, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing entered yesterday.
Prim stayed on as a board chairman of the Monett-based financial software firm after stepping down as executive chairman. He was previously CEO, a role now held by David Foss.
JKHY shares hit a 52-week high of $159.99 on Aug. 27. The stock traded this morning as high as $159.77, compared with a 52-week low of $100.78.
Jack Henry isn’t the only local company reaching new stock highs.
O’Reilly Automotive Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ORLY) stock this morning hit a fresh 52-week and all-time high of $346.35. ORLY shares have hit multiple new highs in recent weeks.
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