Daily Round Up: 7/17/14

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on Thursday, July 17, 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:

  • Nature's Sunshine (NASDAQ:NATR), and;
  • Opko Health (NYSEMKT:OPK).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN);
  • Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH);
  • Frank's International (NYSE:FI), and;
  • Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Quartet Merger (QTETU);
  • Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC);
  • Google (NASDAQ:GOOG);
  • J.B. Hunt Transport (NASDAQ:JBHT);
  • MSC Industries Direct (NYSE:MSM);
  • Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG);
  • NetSuite (NYSE:N), and;
  • LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD).

There is a Conflicted Insider Signal 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 Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Sanofi BO Regeneron Pharma REGN AB $40,656,176
2 Montpelier Re BO Blue Capital Re BCRH B $760,701
3 Rosenfeld Eric CB,CEO Quartet Merger QTETU JB* $500,000
4 Mosing D Keith DIR,BO Frank S Intl FI AB $403,037
5 Mollo Charles R CEO,DIR,BO Beamz Interactive BZIC JB* $375,000
6 Wynnefld SmCap Val BO Nature's Sunshine NATR B $359,034
7 Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $175,234
8 Talbert Stephen R CEO,DIR Bank Of The Carolinas BCAR JB* $100,000
9 McClamrock Grady DIR Bank Of The Carolinas BCAR JB* $100,000
10 James Adrian BO Windstream Tech WSTI B $89,600

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 CD&R Assoc. VIII BO Envision Healthcare EVHC JS* $995,101,504
2 Warburg Pincus DIR,BO Kosmos Energy KOS JS* $313,903,480
3 Blackstone BO Kosmos Energy KOS JS* $86,655,376
4 Page Lawrence CEO,DIR,BO Google GOOG AS $39,200,440
5 Alberini Carlos DIR Restoration Hard RH AS $3,413,475
6 Thompson James K CB,DIR Hunt JB Trans JBHT S $3,011,284
7 Jacobson Mitchell DIR,BO MSC Industrial MSM S $2,687,400
8 Teague R Keith VP Cheniere Energy LNG AS $1,776,954
9 Goldberg Evan CTO,CB,DIR NetSuite N AS $1,601,908
10 Gamson Michael VP LinkedIn LNKD AS $1,584,437 | 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.

Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. The author wrote this article themselves, and it expresses their own opinions. The author is not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). The author has no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.