Daily Round Up: 7/22/14

 |  Includes: IRT, MXF, NATR, Z
by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on Tuesday, July 22, 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).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Mexico Fund (NYSE:MXF);
  • KeyCorp New (NYSE:KEY);
  • Independence Realty Trust (NYSEMKT:IRT), and;
  • Bank of South Carolina (NASDAQ:BKSC).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Biolase (NASDAQ:BIOL);
  • The Greenbrier Cos. (NYSE:GBX);
  • Trulia (TRLA);
  • Synnex Corp. (NYSE:SNX);
  • Rex American (NYSE:REX);
  • Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK);
  • 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD);
  • Colfax Corp. (NYSE:CFX);
  • Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), and;
  • Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS).

There is a Known Corporate Action at:

  • Chindex Intl. (NASDAQ:CHDX).

Insider transactions at Roka Bioscience (NASDAQ:ROKA) and Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) were associated with recent IPOs, and it's difficult to garner investment intelligence from transactions by insiders in unseasoned shares.

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 New Enterprise BO Roka Bioscience ROKA JB* $4,599,996
2 Feinberg Larry N BO Biolase BIOL JB* $4,360,005
3 RAIT Finl. Trust BO Independence Realty Trust IRT JB* $2,850,000
4 Shapiro Marc J DIR Mexico Fund MXF B $561,290
5 Houston David J Jr DIR Blue Hills Bancorp BHBK JB* $536,450
6 Perfall A Clayton DIR Colfax CFX B $501,397
7 Messmore Lauren VP,SEC Blue Hills Bancorp BHBK JB* $500,000
8 Wynnefld SmCap Val BO Nature's Sunshine NATR B $332,950
9 Lane Charles G DIR Bank of South Carolina BKSC JB* $24,744
10 Wilson David K DIR Keycorp New KEY B $20,340
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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 JPMorgan Chase BO Chindex Intl. CHDX S $2,577,136
2 Rose Stuart A CEO,DIR,BO Rex American REX S $2,049,740
3 Rittenbaum Mark VP,CFO The Greenbrier Cos. GBX S $664,808
4 Gendell Jeffrey L BO Patrick Industries PATK AS $606,265
5 Charreton Didier VP Baker Hughes BHI S $479,791
6 Hull Charles W VP,CTO,DIR 3D Systems DDD AS $424,050
7 Flint Peter CEO,DIR Trulia TRLA AS $413,261
8 Ballou Roger H DIR Alliance Data ADS S $334,613
9 Inkinen Sami DIR Trulia TRLA AS $331,333
10 Larocque Peter PR Synnex SNX S $328,314
Click to enlarge | 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 is long KEY. 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.