Daily Round Up: 8/19/14

by: InsiderInsights


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 (NASDAQ: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 Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $13,978,760
2 Denner Alexander DIR Ariad Pharm ARIA B $4,955,500
3 Tannenbaum L M CEO,DIR Fifth St Sr FR FSFR JB*,B $2,877,162
4 Orbimed Advisors BO Otonomy OTIC JB* $2,750,000
5 Global Gp PT,DIR Global Partners GLP JB* $2,030,784
6 Westend S A BO Weight Watchers WTW B $1,209,928
7 Hines Michael F DIR GNC GNC B $1,062,432
8 Lannum Coleman VP Covidien COV B $359,066
9 Ebel Gregory L CEO,DIR Spectra Energy SE B $250,590
10 Wynnefld SmCap Val BO Natures Sunshine NATR B $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 Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Apollo Mgt Gp BO Sprouts Farm Mkt SFM JS* $375,315,104
2 Zell Samuel DIR Covanta Holding CVA S $40,888,128
3 Ra Capital Mgt BO Achillion Pharm ACHN S $40,348,968
4 Orbimed Advisors BO Relypsa RLYP JS* $26,086,500
5 Boyd Jeffery H DIR Priceline PCLN AS $23,062,844
6 Marlene M Ricketts BO Td Ameritrade AMTD S $12,777,013
7 Schroepfer Michael CTO Facebook FB AS $9,696,572
8 Kellogg WK Fdn BO Kellogg K AS $9,564,705
9 Fradin Roger VCB Honeywell Intl HON S $8,552,700
10 Weiner Jeff CEO,DIR Linkedin LNKD AS $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.

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Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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.