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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/19/14, 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;
  • Natures Sunshine (NASDAQ:NATR).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Fifth St Sr FR (NASDAQ:FSFR);
  • Ariad Pharm (NASDAQ:ARIA);
  • Sprouts Farm Mkt (NASDAQ:SFM);
  • Relypsa (NASDAQ:RLYP);
  • Covanta Holding (NYSE:CVA), and;
  • Achillion Pharm (NASDAQ:ACHN).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Weight Watchers Intl (NYSE:WTW);
  • Global Partners (NYSE:GLP);
  • Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN);
  • Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD);
  • Honeywell Intl (NYSE:HON);
  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and;
  • Td Ameritrade (NYSE:AMTD).

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

  • Spectra Energy (NYSE:SE), and;
  • Kellogg (NYSE:K).

There is an IPO or Known Corporate Action at:

  • Covidien (COV), and;
  • Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC).

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
Dollar Value
1Cascade InvBORepublic ServicesRSGB$13,978,760
2Denner AlexanderDIRAriad PharmARIAB$4,955,500
3Tannenbaum L MCEO,DIRFifth St Sr FRFSFRJB*,B$2,877,162
4Orbimed AdvisorsBOOtonomyOTICJB*$2,750,000
5Global GpPT,DIRGlobal PartnersGLPJB*$2,030,784
6Westend S ABOWeight WatchersWTWB$1,209,928
7Hines Michael FDIRGNCGNCB$1,062,432
8Lannum ColemanVPCovidienCOVB$359,066
9Ebel Gregory LCEO,DIRSpectra EnergySEB$250,590
10Wynnefld SmCap ValBONatures SunshineNATRB$245,667

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 NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Dollar Value
1Apollo Mgt GpBOSprouts Farm MktSFMJS*$375,315,104
2Zell SamuelDIRCovanta HoldingCVAS$40,888,128
3Ra Capital MgtBOAchillion PharmACHNS$40,348,968
4Orbimed AdvisorsBORelypsaRLYPJS*$26,086,500
5Boyd Jeffery HDIRPricelinePCLNAS$23,062,844
6Marlene M RickettsBOTd AmeritradeAMTDS$12,777,013
7Schroepfer MichaelCTOFacebookFBAS$9,696,572
8Kellogg WK FdnBOKelloggKAS$9,564,705
9Fradin RogerVCBHoneywell IntlHONS$8,552,700
10Weiner JeffCEO,DIRLinkedinLNKDAS$6,936,508 | 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.