Daily Round Up: 8/6/14

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/6/14, 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 :

  • Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG), and;
  • Accelerate Diag (NASDAQ:AXDX).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Penn Natl Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN);
  • Lucid (OTCQB:LCDX), and;

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Weight Watchers Intl (NYSE:WTW);
  • Post Properties (NYSE:PPS);
  • Under Armour (NYSE:UA);
  • M & T Bank (NYSE:MTB);
  • Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT);
  • Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD);
  • Kapstone Paper (NYSE:KS);
  • Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE), and;
  • Salesforce Com (NYSE:CRM).

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

  • Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV), and;
  • Poly Shield Tech (OTCQB:SHPR).

Insider transactions at Westlake Chemical Partners (NYSE:WLKP), Marinus Pharm (NASDAQ:MRNS), and Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ:LOXO) 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
Dollar Value
1 Flynn James E BO Loxo Oncology LOXO JB* $14,172,511
2 NE Lcd Capital BO Lucid LCDX JB* $13,457,844
3 Westend S A BO Weight Watchers WTW B $5,565,786
4 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $5,552,766
5 Bloch Stephen M DIR Marinus Pharm MRNS JB* $5,000,000
6 Lukens Max L DIR Westlake Chemical WLKP JB* $3,000,000
7 Thompson John W DIR Microsoft MSFT B $1,000,042
8 Kamin Peter H DIR Tile Shop TTS B $683,900
9 Wilmott Timothy J PR,CEO Penn Natl Gaming PENN B $522,654
10 Strobeck Matthew DIR Accelerate Diag AXDX JB* $334,000

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 Anderson Fred D DIR YELP YELP S $15,423,146
2 Weiner Jeff CEO,DIR Linkedin LNKD AS $7,512,625
3 Goddard Robert C DIR Post Properties PPS S $5,244,713
4 Benioff Marc CB,CEO Salesforce Com CRM AS $3,266,324
5 Fishman Jay S CB,CEO Travelers Companies TRV AS $2,235,425
6 Tarbox Andrea VP,CFO Kapstone Paper KS S $2,201,316
7 Pereira Jorge G VCB,DIR M & T Bank MTB S $2,060,191
8 Dickerson Brad CFO Under Armour UA AS $2,052,170
9 Norling Rasmus CEO,BO Poly Shield Tech SHPR JS* $2,000,000
10 Bleyl Carl S VP,SO Green Plains GPRE S $1,857,453 | 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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