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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 7/30/14, 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 :

  • Titan Intl (NYSE:TWI), and;
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • At & T (NYSE:T), and;
  • Compressco Partners (GSJK).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Intevac (NASDAQ:IVAC);
  • Govt Props Inc Tr (NYSE:GOV);
  • Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN);
  • Under Armour (NYSE:UA);
  • Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT);
  • Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD);
  • Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS);
  • Discover Finl (NYSE:DFS);
  • Salesforce Com (NYSE:CRM), and;
  • Bristol Myers (NYSE:BMY).

There is a Conflicted Insider Signal (both purchases & sales) at:

  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), and;
  • Lilly Eli (NYSE:LLY).

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 NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Dollar Value
1Tetra TechnologiesBOCompressco PartnersGSJKJB*$32,691,156
2Oaktree FundBOTownsquare MediaTSQB$11,340,929
3Portnoy Barry MDIRGovt Props Inc TrGOVB$10,340,000
4Ocm POF IV AIFBOTownsquare MediaTSQB$9,956,181
5Cascade InvBORepublic ServicesRSGB$9,519,984
6Portnoy AdamDIRGovt Props Inc TrGOVB$8,460,000
7Rachesky MarkDIR,BOTitan IntlTWIB$7,136,566
8Drapkin Matthew ADIRIntevacIVACAB$575,355
9Ford Scott TDIRAt & TTB$355,900
10Akerson Daniel FDIRLockheed MartinLMTB$254,827

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 NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Dollar Value
1Gates WilliamDIRMicrosoftMSFTAS$148,399,440
2Plank Kevin ACB,CEO,BOUnder ArmourUAAS$38,869,488
3Lilly EndowmentBOLilly EliLLYS$15,757,683
4Hoffman ReidDIR,BOLinkedinLNKDS$13,490,015
5Hochschild RogerPR,COODiscover FinlDFSS$6,250,000
6Bancroft Charles AVP,CFOBristol MyersBMYS$3,452,532
7Benioff MarcCB,CEOSalesforce ComCRMAS$3,293,801
8Sherwood Michael SVCBGoldman SachsGSJS*$3,217,085
9Tanner Bruce LVP,CFOLockheed MartinLMTS$2,382,597
10Conforti Thomas GVP,CFOWyndham WorldwideWYNAS$2,242,567 | 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.

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.

Source: Daily Round Up: 7/30/14