Daily Round Up: 7/28/14

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on Monday, July 28, 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 :

  • Natures Sunshine (NASDAQ:NATR), and;
  • Opko Health (NYSEMKT:OPK).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB);
  • Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS);
  • Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL), and;
  • Covanta Holding (NYSE:CVA).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • At & T (NYSE:T);
  • Saexploration (NASDAQ:SAEX);
  • Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHLB);
  • Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN);
  • Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP);
  • Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB);
  • Half Robert Intl (NYSE:RHI), and;
  • First American Financial (NYSE:FAF).

There is a Conflicted Insider Signal at:

  • Schwab Charles (NYSE:SCHW).
  • Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT);
  • Lilly Eli (NYSE:LLY), and;
  • Consumer Portfolio (NASDAQ:CPSS).

The Insider Purchase at Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ) was associated with its recent IPO. This was nice to see, but it's difficult to argue significance for transactions by insiders without track records of 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 Hutchins Glenn H DIR At & T T B $3,564,270
2 Bergmark Richard L VP,CFO,DIR Core Laboratories CLB B $1,031,157
3 Price Steven CEO,CB,BO Townsquare Media TSQ B $505,000
4 Bryant Douglas C CEO,DIR Quidel QDEL B $482,310
5 Washer Greg DIR Consumer Portfolio CPSS B $481,603
6 Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $324,521
7 Wynnefld SmCap Val BO Natures Sunshine NATR B $317,148
8 Oman Mark C DIR First American Finl FAF B $201,042
9 Pecora John P BO Saexploration SAEX B $143,009
10 Altmeyer John W DIR Berkshire Hills Banc BHLB B $117,732
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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 Gates William DIR Microsoft MSFT AS $184,604,208
2 Sz Inv BO Covanta Holding CVA S $40,888,128
3 Gentzkow Paul F PR,COO Half Robert Intl RHI S $10,093,634
4 Schwab Charles CB,DIR,BO Schwab Charles SCHW S $7,710,724
5 Ayat Simon CFO Schlumberger SLB S $6,131,582
6 Goings E V CB,CEO Tupperware Brands TUP S $3,543,971
7 Turner Brian K COO Microsoft MSFT S $2,863,261
8 Mahony Susan VP,PR Lilly Eli LLY S $1,917,000
9 Kish William S CTO,DIR Ruckus Wireless RKUS AS $1,807,485
10 Falvey Mary R VP,HR Wyndham Worldwide WYN S $1,735,584
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.

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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.