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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on Monday, June 30, 2014, based on dollar value.
  • Dollar values often do not equate with significance when it comes to insider trades.
  • Proprietary Insider Company Ratings given for selected companies.

I cannot repeat enough that dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction. InsiderInsights calculates Insider Filer Statistics in real-time, and formulates Insider Company Ratings based on numerous behavioral factors, so our clients can separate real investment intelligence from time-wasting noise.

On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at:

  • Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC);
  • NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE:NHF);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ:HERO);
  • Opko Health (NYSE:OPK), and;
  • International Stem Cell (OTCQB:ISCO).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • American Apparel (NYSEMKT:APP), and;
  • Valhi (NYSE:VHI).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Impac Mortgage Holdings (NYSEMKT:IMH);
  • Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings (NYSE:BCRH);
  • Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE:KRC);
  • Genesco (NYSE:GCO), and;
  • Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM).

There is a Conflicted Insider Signal (both purchases & sales) at:

  • Restoration Hardware (NYSE:RH).

For more on how to profit from our Daily Round Up tables and analyze insider data, see references below.

Insider Purchases

#:Filer NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Dollar Value
1Charney DovCEO,DIR,BOAmerican ApparelAPPJB*$19,556,256
2Cascade InvBORepublic ServicesRSGB$7,897,881
3Kellogg Peter RBOMercer Intl.MERCB$2,151,983
4Dondero James DONexpoint Cr. St. Fd.NHFJB*$1,324,273
5Webster Steven ADIRHercules OffshoreHEROB$602,470
6Semechkin AndreyCEO,DIR,BOIntl. Stem CellISCOJB*$480,000
7Mitic Kathleen CDIRRestoration HardRHB$260,400
8Pickup Richard HBOImpac MortgageIMHB$221,996
9Frost Phillip MdCEO,CB,BOOpko HealthOPKB$179,229
10Montpelier ReBOBlue Capital ReBCRHB$179,095

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes:
B=Open-market Buy; AB=10b5-1 (automatic) Buy; JB*=Buy indicated as being open-market, but not confirmed by trading price range and volume for the session.

Insider Sales

#:Filer NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Dollar Value
1Hawken Jeffrey CVP,COOKilroy RealtyKRCS$3,098,945
2Dennis Robert JCB,CEO,DIRGenescoGCOS$2,030,823
3Harold Simmons FdnOValhiVHIS$1,910,310
4Koch C JamesCB,DIR,BOBoston BeerSAMAS$1,775,408
5Oklak Dennis DCB,CEODuke RealtyDRES$1,704,289
6Gilbert E ScottVPMarsh & McLennanMMCS$1,292,118
7Sawyer Otis SVPLa Z BoyLZBS$1,073,756
8Kestenbaum AlanCB,DIR,BOGl Sp MetalsGSMS$1,050,858
9McNamara MichaelCEO,DIRFlextronics IntlFLEXAS$871,782
10Kocher KennethVPGenescoGCOS$808,304

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes:

S=Open-market Sale; AS=10b5-1 (automatic) Sale; JS*=Sale indicated as being open-market, but not confirmed by trading price range and volume for the session.

An important note from Jonathan Moreland, founder of

In a victory for common sense, it's been proven profitable -- by both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of your fellow professional investors -- to monitor the trading behavior of company executives, directors, and large shareholders in the stocks of firms of which they're registered as "insiders".

Please note, however, that the lists above are strictly factual; they are not buy and sell recommendations.

At, our clients find new investment ideas every day using more intricate insider screens to determine where they should focus their subsequent fundamental and technical analysis. And while stocks don't (or shouldn't) move up or down based on insider activity alone, insiders tend to be profitable indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

So use these daily articles as the initial research tools they are meant to be, and click the links in the tables to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history. Also feel free to email us with any questions on our proprietary insider data, filer statistics, and company ratings.

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