Daily Round Up: 8/4/14

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/4/14, 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:

  • United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC);
  • Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), and;
  • Intevac (NASDAQ:IVAC).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Town Sports Intl (NASDAQ:CLUB);
  • Blue Capital Re (NYSE:BCRH), and;
  • Broadcom (BRCM).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Poly Shield Tech (OTCQB:SHPR);
  • USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK);
  • Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN);
  • M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB);
  • Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV);
  • LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD);
  • Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYK);
  • Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), and;
  • C H Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW).

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

  • Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE).

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 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $28,284,584
2 Paulson & Co BO Mallinckrodt MNK B $19,139,198
3 Oaktree Fund BO Townsquare Media TSQ B $9,350,214
4 Kopple Robert C BO Poly Shield Tech SHPR JB* $4,000,000
5 Drapkin Matthew DIR Intevac IVAC AB $3,088,201
6 Kamin Peter H DIR Tile Shop TTS B $2,902,612
7 Hg Vora Capital BO Town Sports CLUB B $2,015,053
8 Nutter Wallace L DIR Republic Services RSG B $1,141,200
9 Davis Kern Michael BO United Insurance UIHC B $1,023,429
10 Montpelier Re BO Blue Capital Re BCRH B $538,789
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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 Zell Samuel CB,DIR Equity Residential EQR S $129,691,128
2 Weiner Jeff CEO,DIR LinkedIn LNKD AS $17,268,254
3 McWhirter William VP Trinity Industries TRN S $4,833,010
4 Malone John C DIR,BO Liberty Global LBTYK AS $4,005,350
5 Samueli Henry CB,CTO,DIR Broadcom BRCM AS $2,862,682
6 Knight Trans BO USA Truck USAK S $2,610,826
7 Ricks Ron VP,LO Southwest Airlines LUV S $2,197,073
8 Pereira Jorge G VCB,DIR M&T Bank MTB S $1,746,128
9 Burgess Robert DIR Adobe Systems ADBE S $1,727,633
10 Wiehoff John CEO,DIR C H Robinson CHRW S $1,724,557
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.

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