Daily Round Up: 8/14/14

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/14/14, 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), and;
  • New Mountain Fin (NYSE:NMFC).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY);
  • Weight Watchers Intl (NYSE:WTW);
  • Pacific Biosciences (NASDAQ:PACB);
  • Insmed (NASDAQ:INSM), and;
  • Anixter Intl (NYSE:AXE).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Novatel Wireless (NVTL);
  • Global Partners (NYSE:GLP);
  • Umpqua (NASDAQ:UMPQ);
  • Gentherm (NASDAQ:THRM);
  • SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE);
  • RSP Permian (NYSE:RSPP);
  • RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ);
  • Forest City (NYSE:FCE.A);
  • Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN), and;
  • Brookdale Sr Living (NYSE:BKD).

The Insider Purchase at T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) 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 Goldman Sachs BO T2 Biosystems TTOO JB* $9,999,990
2 Klinsky Steven B DIR New Mountain Fin NMFC B $3,203,025
3 Westend S A BO Weight Watchers WTW B $2,915,704
4 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $2,895,383
5 Denahan Wellington CB,CEO Annaly Capital NLY B $1,000,362
6 Sharoky Melvin Md DIR Insmed INSM JB* $1,000,001
7 Peterson Michael Lawrence DIR Qcr QCRH JB* $687,600
8 Ericson William W DIR Pacific Biosciences PACB B $603,970
9 Global Gp PT,DIR Global Partners GLP B $515,658
10 Karsh Bruce A BO Novatel Wireless NVTL B $481,843
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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 Rsp Permian BO Rsp Permian RSPP JS* $152,106,496
2 Tesoriere Steven V DIR Sunedison SUNE JS* $122,460,000
3 Thomas Lee Adv BO Umpqua UMPQ JS* $121,177,504
4 Zell Samuel DIR,BO Anixter Intl AXE JS*,S $87,135,937
5 Page Lawrence CEO,DIR,BO Google GOOG AS $19,294,888
6 Cobb L Granger DIR Brookdale Sr Living BKD S $17,134,962
7 Johnson Robert L CB,DIR RLJ Lodging Tr RLJ S $8,104,113
8 Patterson Neal L CB,CEO Cerner CERN S $3,044,660
9 Ratner Brian J VP,DIR,BO Forest City Ent FCEA JS* $2,945,295
10 Marx Oscar B Iii DIR Gentherm THRM AS $2,735,892
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.

Disclosure: The author is long NMFC. 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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