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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, based on dollar value.
  • Dollar values often do not equate with significance when it comes to insider trades.
  • Proprietary Insider Company Ratings are further 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:

  • Opko Health (NYSE:OPK), and;
  • Ladenburg Thalmann Financial (NYSEMKT:LTS).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN), and;
  • Nimble Storage (NYSE:NMBL).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON);
  • Google (NASDAQ:GOOG);
  • Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL);
  • Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX);
  • Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO);
  • Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ:LIOX);
  • The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO);
  • TRULIA (TRLA), and;
  • BKF Capital (OTCPK:BKFG).

There is a Conflicted Insider Signal at:

  • Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY).

The Insider Purchase at GlobeImmune (NASDAQ:GBIM) was associated with its recent IPO. This was nice to see, but it's difficult to argue significance for transactions by insiders without track records of unseasoned shares.

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
1SanofiBORegeneron PharmREGNAB$111,422,744
2Celgene IntlBOGlobeimmuneGBIMJB*$2,000,000
3Healthcare VentBOGlobeimmuneGBIMJB*$1,900,000
4Coe Charles BDIRDycom IndustriesDYB$465,762
5Frost Phillip MdDIR,BOLadenburg ThalmannLTSB$349,530
6Frost Phillip MdCEO,CB,BOOpko HealthOPKB$237,436
7Gilinski SaulDIRLadenburg ThalmannLTSB$34,850
8Bronson Steven NCEO,DIR,BOBkf CapitalBKFGB$33,930
9Green George DCEO,DIR,BOUnion DentalUDHIJB*$14,850
10Cali Brian JDIRFidelity D & D BancorpFDBCJB*$10,000

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
1Parfet William UDIRMonsantoMONS$3,011,079
2Pichette PatrickVP,CFOGoogleGOOGAS$1,699,978
3Lowe Gregg ACEO,DIRFreescale SemiFSLS$1,575,224
4Mhatre RaviBONimble StorageNMBLS$1,220,774
5Mucci MartinCEO,PR,DIRPaychexPAYXJS*$1,093,139
6Stoppelman JeremyCEO,DIR,BOYELPYELPAS$1,058,805
7Sherif TarekCB,CEOMedidataMDSOAS$864,016
8Glenhill AdvisorsBOLionbridge TechLIOXS$762,012
9Bender A ThomasDIRCooper CompaniesCOOS$724,048
10Flint PeterCEO,DIRTruliaTRLAAS$473,677

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.

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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.

I should also relay that you could have seen the trades on today's Daily Round Up tables within hours of being filed, by signing up for our Free Intra-Day Top Trades Alerts.

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