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Summary

  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/18/14, 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);
  • Pimco Dyn Inc Fd (NYSE:PDI), and;
  • New Mountain Fin (NYSE:NMFC).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Pacific Biosciences (NASDAQ:PACB);
  • Ep Energy (NYSE:EPE);
  • Ciber (NYSE:CBR);
  • Total Sys Svs (NYSE:TSS), and;
  • Cvent (NYSE:CVT).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI);
  • Intevac (NASDAQ:IVAC);
  • Four Oaks Fincorp (OTCQB:FOFN);
  • Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL);
  • Providence Service (NASDAQ:PRSC);
  • Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG);
  • Kar Auction (NYSE:KAR);
  • Intercept Pharm (NASDAQ:ICPT);
  • Hi Crush Part (NYSE:HCLP), and;
  • Gaming & Leisure (NASDAQ:GLPI).

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

  • Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN).

There is a Known Corporate Action at:

  • Vitacost Com (NASDAQ:VITC).

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
Type
Dollar Value
1KrogerBOVitacost ComVITCJB*$275,426,944
2Cascade InvBORepublic ServicesRSGB$15,591,080
3Lehman Kenneth RBOFour Oaks FincorpFOFNJB*$15,125,000
4Klinsky Steven BDIRNew Mountain FinNMFCB$1,791,414
5Drapkin Matthew ADIRIntevacIVACB$827,137
6Gross William HOPimco Dyn Inc FdPDIB$624,648
7Smolik Brent JCB,CEO,DIREp EnergyEPEB$501,945
8Rooney L F IiiDIRLaredo PetroleumLPIB$490,727
9Ericson William WDIRPacific BiosciencesPACBB$388,752
10Stevenson Bobby GDIRCiberCBRB$368,727

Source: InsiderInsights.com | 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
Type
Dollar Value
1Hi Crush ProppantsBOHi Crush PartHCLPJS*$227,287,504
2ValueactDIRKar AuctionKARS$23,307,430
3Orbimed AdvisorsDIRIntercept PharmICPTS$17,989,206
4Insight VentureBOCventCVTS$10,532,000
5Lauren FamilyBORalph LaurenRLAS$8,152,214
6Tomlinson Philip WCB,DIRTotal Sys SvsTSSS$7,271,471
7Coliseum CapDIR,BOProvidence ServicePRSCS$4,603,231
8Anderson Thomas FVPWyndham WorldwideWYNS$2,739,491
9Abiteboul JeanVPCheniere EnergyLNGS$2,185,602
10Carlino Peter MCEO,DIR,BOGaming & LeisureGLPIS$2,120,555

InsiderInsights.com | 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 InsiderInsights.com:

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 InsiderInsights.com, 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.

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: InsiderInsights.com Daily Round Up: 8/18/14