Daily Round Up: 7/16/14

| About: Accelerate Diagnostics, (AXDX)


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 (NASDAQ: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 Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Mosing D Keith DIR,BO Frank S Intl FI AB $2,184,837
2 Feinberg Larry N BO Accelerate Diag AXDX B $430,800
3 Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $227,021
4 Frost Phillip Md DIR,BO Ladenburg Thalmann LTS B $181,900
5 Greer R Scott DIR Auspex Pharm ASPX JB* $99,908
6 Chowrira Bharat M COO Auspex Pharm ASPX JB* $99,908
7 Oberton Willard D CEO,DIR Fastenal FAST B $90,274
8 Gilinski Saul DIR Ladenburg Thalmann LTS B $35,500
9 Reiling Mark W DIR Investors RE Tr IRET JB* $23,490
10 Elkhorn Partners BO Orbit Intl ORBT B $21,336
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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 Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Compass Diversified BO Fox Factory Holding FOXF JS* $65,528,140
2 Fox Robert \(Bob$4 Jr DIR Fox Factory Holding FOXF JS* $11,994,949
3 Rose Stuart A CEO,DIR,BO Rex American REX S $4,113,890
4 Boyd Jeffery H DIR Priceline PCLN AS $3,684,009
5 Benioff Marc CB,CEO Salesforce Com CRM AS $3,253,571
6 Lefkofsky Eric P CEO,DIR,BO Groupon GRPN AS $2,940,725
7 Schroepfer Michael CTO Facebook FB S $2,749,493
8 Sandberg Sheryl COO,DIR Facebook FB S $2,618,122
9 Cox Christopher K O Facebook FB S $2,422,001
10 Shum Anthony C PR Aecom Tech ACM AS $2,419,998
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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.

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