Daily Round Up: 8/8/14

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/8/14, 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);
  • Intl Stem Cell (OTCQB:ISCO), and;
  • Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Blue Capital Re (NYSE:BCRH).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH);
  • Philip Morris Intl (NYSE:PM);
  • Pbf Logistics (NYSE:PBFX);
  • Endurance Spec (NYSE:ENH);
  • Colfax (NYSE:CFX);
  • Western Refining (NYSE:WNR);
  • Unum (NYSE:UNM);
  • Stryker (NYSE:SYK);
  • Seagate Tech (NASDAQ:STX);
  • Rex American (NYSE:REX);
  • Verifone Systems (NYSE:PAY);
  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and;
  • Salesforce Com (NYSE:CRM).

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

  • Hexcel (NYSE:HXL), and;
  • American Tower (NYSE:AMT).

The Insider Purchase at Ocular Therapeutix (NASDAQ:OCUL) 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 $30,236,074
2 Chv II BO Ocular Therapeutix OCUL JB* $1,999,998
3 Pugh David L DIR Hexcel HXL B $1,002,737
4 Semechkin Andrey CEO,DIR,BO Intl Stem Cell ISCO JB* $500,000
5 Charman John CB,CEO Endurance Spec ENH B $424,632
6 Montpelier Re BO Blue Capital Re BCRH B $310,494
7 Dykes Ronald M DIR American Tower AMT B $277,385
8 Smith O Bruton CB,CEO,BO Sonic Automotive SAH B $242,000
9 O Malley Thomas DIR Pbf Logistics PBFX B $242,000
10 Rales Mitchell P DIR,BO Colfax CFX B $236,284

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 Hanrahan Pat F,DIR Tableau Software DATA AS $6,059,997
2 Schmidt Ralph A DIR Western Refining WNR AS $3,300,000
3 Camilleri Louis C CB,DIR Philip Morris Intl PM S $2,988,479
4 Luczo Stephen J CB,CEO Seagate Tech STX S $2,830,045
5 Kappagoda Sunil A PR,VP Verifone PAY AS $2,808,687
6 Fischer David B VP,SO,PT Facebook FB AS $2,634,743
7 Benioff Marc CB,CEO Salesforce Com CRM AS $2,163,624
8 Watjen Thomas R CEO,DIR Unum UNM AS $2,060,766
9 Stryker Ronda E DIR Stryker SYK AS $1,678,564
10 Rose Stuart A CEO,DIR Rex American REX S $1,648,800 | 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.

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