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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on Wednesday, July 16, 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:

Institutional investor Larry Feinberg is buying the substantial dip in shares of Accelerate Diagnostics (NASDAQ:AXDX), a medical diagnostic firm. AXDX has been on a tear over the past two years, and its pullback is occurring on no fundamentally bad news for the company. Still, any investors following Mr. Feinberg into AXDX had better have a stomach for risk given the red ink on Accelerate's income statements.

Then again, Mr. Feinberg's track record trading AXDX has been stellar. He has made 13 other acquisitions of this stock that have aged over 3 months. The stock has been up 100% of the time--and by an average of 35%, according to InsiderInsights Filer Statistics. Momentum investors will also note that similar pullbacks in AXDX over the past two years have all proven to be excellent entry points.

Other Insider trades that were rated Significant include:

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

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Frank's International (NYSE:FI), and;
  • Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Fox Factory Holding (NASDAQ:FOXF);
  • Auspex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ASPX);
  • (NYSE:CRM);
  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and;
  • Rex American Resources (NYSE:REX).

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

  • Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST).

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
1Mosing D KeithDIR,BOFrank S IntlFIAB$2,184,837
2Feinberg Larry NBOAccelerate DiagAXDXB$430,800
3Frost Phillip MdCEO,CB,BOOpko HealthOPKB$227,021
4Frost Phillip MdDIR,BOLadenburg ThalmannLTSB$181,900
5Greer R ScottDIRAuspex PharmASPXJB*$99,908
6Chowrira Bharat MCOOAuspex PharmASPXJB*$99,908
7Oberton Willard DCEO,DIRFastenalFASTB$90,274
8Gilinski SaulDIRLadenburg ThalmannLTSB$35,500
9Reiling Mark WDIRInvestors RE TrIRETJB*$23,490
10Elkhorn PartnersBOOrbit IntlORBTB$21,336

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
1Compass DiversifiedBOFox Factory HoldingFOXFJS*$65,528,140
2Fox Robert \(Bob$4 JrDIRFox Factory HoldingFOXFJS*$11,994,949
3Rose Stuart ACEO,DIR,BORex AmericanREXS$4,113,890
4Boyd Jeffery HDIRPricelinePCLNAS$3,684,009
5Benioff MarcCB,CEOSalesforce ComCRMAS$3,253,571
6Lefkofsky Eric PCEO,DIR,BOGrouponGRPNAS$2,940,725
7Schroepfer MichaelCTOFacebookFBS$2,749,493
8Sandberg SherylCOO,DIRFacebookFBS$2,618,122
9Cox Christopher KOFacebookFBS$2,422,001
10Shum Anthony CPRAecom TechACMAS$2,419,998

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.

Did you miss our Previous Daily Round Up?

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.

Source: Daily Round Up: 7/16/14