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  • 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 NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Dollar Value
1Flynn James EBOLoxo OncologyLOXOJB*$14,172,511
2NE Lcd CapitalBOLucidLCDXJB*$13,457,844
3Westend S ABOWeight WatchersWTWB$5,565,786
4Cascade InvBORepublic ServicesRSGB$5,552,766
5Bloch Stephen MDIRMarinus PharmMRNSJB*$5,000,000
6Lukens Max LDIRWestlake ChemicalWLKPJB*$3,000,000
7Thompson John WDIRMicrosoftMSFTB$1,000,042
8Kamin Peter HDIRTile ShopTTSB$683,900
9Wilmott Timothy JPR,CEOPenn Natl GamingPENNB$522,654
10Strobeck MatthewDIRAccelerate DiagAXDXJB*$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 NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Dollar Value
1Anderson Fred DDIRYELPYELPS$15,423,146
2Weiner JeffCEO,DIRLinkedinLNKDAS$7,512,625
3Goddard Robert CDIRPost PropertiesPPSS$5,244,713
4Benioff MarcCB,CEOSalesforce ComCRMAS$3,266,324
5Fishman Jay SCB,CEOTravelers CompaniesTRVAS$2,235,425
6Tarbox AndreaVP,CFOKapstone PaperKSS$2,201,316
7Pereira Jorge GVCB,DIRM & T BankMTBS$2,060,191
8Dickerson BradCFOUnder ArmourUAAS$2,052,170
9Norling RasmusCEO,BOPoly Shield TechSHPRJS*$2,000,000
10Bleyl Carl SVP,SOGreen PlainsGPRES$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.

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.

Editor's Note: This article covers one or more stocks trading at less than $1 per share and/or with less than a $100 million market cap. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.

Source: Daily Round Up: 8/6/14