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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/20/14, 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 :

  • Zais Financial (NYSE:ZFC);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Pimco Dyn Inc Fd (NYSE:PDI), and;
  • Carbo Ceramics (NYSE:CRR).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Rand Capital (NASDAQ:RAND);
  • Impac Mortgage (NYSEMKT:IMH);
  • Genco Shipping (GNK);
  • Exone (NASDAQ:XONE);
  • Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC);
  • Spectrum Brands (NYSE:SPB);
  • Hubbell (HUBB);
  • Hilltop (NYSE:HTH);
  • Host Hotels (NYSE:HST), and;
  • Brookdale Sr Living (NYSE:BKD).

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

  • CNO Financial (NYSE:CNO).

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$14,201,355
2Strategic ValueBOGenco ShippingGNKJB*$2,100,000
3Utility ServiceBORand CapitalRANDB$1,365,242
4Pickup Richard HBOImpac MortgageIMHJB*$857,500
5Gross William HOPimco Dyn Inc FdPDIB$810,334
6Ericson WilliamDIRPacific BiosciencesPACBB$687,493
7Zugel ChristianDIRZais FinancialZFCB$567,900
8Ardsley AdvisoryBOSaba SoftwareSABAB$323,360
9Stevenson Bobby GDIRCiberCBRB$314,158
10Conkle Don PVPCarbo CeramicsCRRB$210,916

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
1Novel Century VenturesBOExoneXONES$6,796,312
2Coliseum CapDIR,BOLhcLHCGS$5,614,922
3Walter W EdwardPR,CEOHost HotelsHSTS$4,522,674
4Schulte Mark JDIRBrookdale Sr LivingBKDS$2,364,359
5Muse Scott HVPHubbellHUBBJS*$2,343,059
6Long Roger KeithDIRCNO FinancialCNOS$2,283,716
7Genito Anthony LVP,CFO,CAOSpectrum BrandsSPBS$2,272,177
8White Alan BCEO,DIRHilltopHTHS$2,053,000
9Fetter TrevorCEO,PR,DIRTenet HealthcareTHCAS$2,018,856
10Myers Keith GCEO,CB,BOLhcLHCGS$1,959,255 | 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.

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: Daily Round Up 8/20/14: RSG, ZFC, CRR, PDI