InsiderInsights.com Daily Round Up: 7/23/14

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Includes: FB, GE, OPK
by: InsiderInsights

Summary

Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on Wednesday, July 23, 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 :

  • General Electric (NYSE:GE), and;
  • Opko Health (NYSEMKT:OPK).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Biolase (NASDAQ:BIOL);
  • Blue Capital Re (NYSE:BCRH), and;
  • YELP (NYSE:YELP).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD);
  • Progenics Pharm (NASDAQ:PGNX);
  • Vonage (NYSE:VG);
  • Solazyme (SZYM);
  • Rex American (NYSE:REX);
  • Servicenow (NYSE:NOW);
  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and;
  • Salesforce Com (NYSE:CRM).

There is a Conflicted Insider Signal at:

  • Gl Sp Metals (NASDAQ:GSM).

Insider transactions at Terraform Power (NASDAQ:TERP) and Caredx (NASDAQ:CDNA) 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
Type
Dollar Value
1 Tesoriere Steven V DIR Terraform Power TERP JB* $45,000,000
2 Broadfin Healthcare BO Progenics Pharm PGNX B $7,476,168
3 Domenech Carlos DIR Terraform Power TERP JB* $1,000,000
4 Clark Paul N DIR Biolase BIOL JB* $999,999
5 Byers Brook H DIR,BO Caredx CDNA B,JB* $532,960
6 Kleiner Perkins C&B BO Caredx CDNA JB* $527,700
7 Montpelier Re BO Blue Capital Re BCRH B $517,724
8 Tabbutt Mark DIR Washington Federal WAFD B $434,783
9 Beattie William G DIR General Electric GE B $260,098
10 Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $259,885
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Source: InsiderInsights.com | 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
Type
Dollar Value
1 Sandberg Sheryl COO,DIR Facebook FB AS $19,596,152
2 Luddy Frederic B DIR Servicenow NOW AS $8,869,918
3 Rose Stuart A CEO,DIR,BO Rex American REX S $3,264,670
4 Cox Christopher K O Facebook FB AS $2,927,146
5 Benioff Marc CB,CEO Salesforce Com CRM AS $2,136,944
6 Kestenbaum Alan CB,DIR,BO Gl Sp Metals GSM S $2,011,439
7 Wolfson Jonathan CEO,DIR Solazyme SZYM AS $1,485,153
8 Citron Jeffrey A DIR,BO Vonage VG AS $1,402,043
9 Schroepfer Michael CTO Facebook FB AS $1,376,800
10 Krolik Robert J CFO YELP YELP AS $1,193,690
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InsiderInsights.com | 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 InsiderInsights.com:

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 InsiderInsights.com, 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.

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.