Daily Round Up: 8/18/14

by: InsiderInsights


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 Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Kroger BO Vitacost Com VITC JB* $275,426,944
2 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $15,591,080
3 Lehman Kenneth R BO Four Oaks Fincorp FOFN JB* $15,125,000
4 Klinsky Steven B DIR New Mountain Fin NMFC B $1,791,414
5 Drapkin Matthew A DIR Intevac IVAC B $827,137
6 Gross William H O Pimco Dyn Inc Fd PDI B $624,648
7 Smolik Brent J CB,CEO,DIR Ep Energy EPE B $501,945
8 Rooney L F Iii DIR Laredo Petroleum LPI B $490,727
9 Ericson William W DIR Pacific Biosciences PACB B $388,752
10 Stevenson Bobby G DIR Ciber CBR B $368,727

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 Hi Crush Proppants BO Hi Crush Part HCLP JS* $227,287,504
2 Valueact DIR Kar Auction KAR S $23,307,430
3 Orbimed Advisors DIR Intercept Pharm ICPT S $17,989,206
4 Insight Venture BO Cvent CVT S $10,532,000
5 Lauren Family BO Ralph Lauren RL AS $8,152,214
6 Tomlinson Philip W CB,DIR Total Sys Svs TSS S $7,271,471
7 Coliseum Cap DIR,BO Providence Service PRSC S $4,603,231
8 Anderson Thomas F VP Wyndham Worldwide WYN S $2,739,491
9 Abiteboul Jean VP Cheniere Energy LNG S $2,185,602
10 Carlino Peter M CEO,DIR,BO Gaming & Leisure GLPI S $2,120,555 | 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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Disclosure: The author is long NMFC.

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