Daily Round Up: 8/12/14

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/12/14, 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 :

  • Superior Uniform (NASDAQ:SGC);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), and;
  • Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Vycor Medical (OTCQB:VYCO);
  • Pershing Gold (OTCQB:PGLC), and;
  • Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS);
  • Pimco C&I Str Fd (NYSE:PCN);
  • Inovio Pharm (NYSEMKT:INO);
  • Endurance Intl (NASDAQ:EIGI);
  • Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT);
  • Western Refining (NYSE:WNR);
  • Half Robert Intl (NYSE:RHI);
  • Pacira Pharm (NASDAQ:PCRX);
  • Sunesis Pharm (NASDAQ:SNSS);
  • National Healthcare (NYSEMKT:NHC), and;
  • Google (NASDAQ:GOOG).

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 Paulson & Co BO Mallinckrodt MNK B $49,121,736
2 Kim Jong Joseph CEO,DIR Inovio Pharm INO B $2,263,750
3 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $1,887,549
4 Fountainhead Cap BO Vycor Medical VYCO JB* $1,641,490
5 Gross William H O Pimco C&I Str Fd PCN B $780,578
6 Isaacs Michael G CEO,DIR Scientific Games SGMS B $303,419
7 Honig Barry C DIR,BO Pershing Gold PGLC B $291,140
8 Fisher Jeffrey H CB,CEO,DIR Chatham Lodging Tr CLDT B $224,500
9 Benstock Gerald M CB Superior Uniform SGC B $223,900
10 Perrone Peter J DIR Endurance Intl EIGI B $205,950

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 Page Lawrence CEO,DIR,BO Google GOOG AS $18,919,098
2 Wicki Andreas DIR Pacira Pharm PCRX S $15,187,013
3 Stevens Jeff A CEO,DIR Western Refining WNR S $8,936,360
4 Chabot Christian CEO,F,CB Tableau Software DATA AS $8,858,522
5 Lauren Family BO Ralph Lauren RL AS $8,047,125
6 National Health BO National Healthcare NHC JS* $6,995,000
7 Hanrahan Pat F,DIR Tableau Software DATA AS $5,885,435
8 Messmer Harold M Jr CB,CEO Half Robert Intl RHI S $5,880,936
9 Bay City Capital BO Sunesis Pharm SNSS S $4,937,901
10 Weaver Scott D VP,DIR Western Refining WNR S $4,454,320 | 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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