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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 7/31/14, 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 :

  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Kayne Anderson Mlp (NYSE:KYN);
  • Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), and;
  • Armstrong Wld (NYSE:AWI).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Campus Crest Communities (NYSE:CCG);
  • Bjs Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI), and;
  • Belden (NYSE:BDC).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ);
  • Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL);
  • Sirius Xm (NASDAQ:SIRI);
  • Select Medical (NYSE:SEM);
  • M & T Bank (NYSE:MTB);
  • Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT);
  • Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA), and;
  • Graphic Pkging (NYSE:GPK).

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

  • Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE).

Insider transactions at Ocular Therapeutix (NASDAQ:OCUL) and Immune Design (NASDAQ:IMDZ) 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 NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Dollar Value
1ValueactBOArmstrong WldAWIB$49,108,752
2Cascade InvBORepublic ServicesRSGB$48,184,156
3Mass Mutual LifeBOKayne Anderson MlpKYNJB*$13,500,000
4Luxor CapitalBOBjs RestaurantsBJRIB$10,275,300
5Svlsf IvBOOcular TherapeutixOCULB,JB*$9,299,940
6ColumnBOImmune DesignIMDZJB*$4,788,192
7Sawhney AmarpreetCEO,DIR,BOOcular TherapeutixOCULB$999,986
8Halfacre AaronVPCampus Crest CommsCCGB$813,000
9Cressey BryanDIRBeldenBDCB$691,108
10Goudis RichardCOOHerbalifeHLFB$597,167

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$331,041,504
2ValueactDIRAdobe SystemsADBES$50,520,700
3Malone John CCB,DIR,BOLiberty MediaLMCAJS*,AS$9,499,351
4Pereira Jorge GVCB,DIRM & T BankMTBS$8,381,836
5Starks Daniel JCB,CEO,PRSt Jude MedicalSTJS$5,962,500
6Ten Brink FrankVP,CFOStericycleSRCLS$5,347,728
7Mooney JamesDIRSirius XmSIRIS$4,555,638
8Ortenzio RoccoVCB,F,DIRSelect MedicalSEMAS$2,703,426
9Atwood Brian GDIR,BOImmune DesignIMDZJS*$2,500,008
10Schmal MichaelVPGraphic PkgingGPKS$2,454,380 | 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: 7/31/14