DuPont Fabros Execs Buying Shares

DuPont Fabros executives are buying shares, while the underwriters have exercised their option to buy more as well.

Ten days after its IPO, shares of DuPont Fabros (DFT) are trading close to the initial offering price of $21 a share. The company's executives apparently think that's a bargain, and have been buying shares. Chief executive and president Hossein Fateh and executive chairman Lammot J. du Pont each bought 47,600 shares of stock at $21 a share, spending about $1 million each, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings last week. DuPont Fabros closed yesterday at $21.28 a share.

In other news, the underwriters of the company's Oct. 19 IPO said they had exercised their option to buy an additional 4,575,000 shares of DuPont Fabros common stock at $21, raising the total proceeds from the offering to $678 million after expenses.