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Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/22/14 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 :

  • Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Pimco Dyn Inc Fd (NYSE:PDI);
  • Opko Health (NYSE:OPK);
  • NexPoint Cr St Fd (NYSE:NHF);
  • Intevac (NASDAQ:IVAC), and;
  • Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Pimco C&I Str Fd (NYSE:PCN);
  • Cosi (NASDAQ:COSI);
  • Cellectar Biosciences (NASDAQ:CLRB);
  • ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE);
  • WellPoint (WLP);
  • Jarden (NYSE:JAH);
  • Crestwood Midstr (NYSE:CMLP);
  • Brookdale Sr Living (NYSE:BKD), and;
  • TD Ameritrade (NYSE:AMTD).

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

  • Koppers (NYSE:KOP).

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
1Velasco German Larrea MotaCB,DIRSouthern CopperSCCOB$11,987,610
2Cascade InvBORepublic ServicesRSGB$4,759,658
3Dondero James DONexpoint Cr St FdNHFJB*$1,365,921
4Neis JohnDIRCellectar BiosciencesCLRBJB*$1,007,666
5Gross William HOPimco Dyn Inc FdPDIB$734,747
6Drapkin Matthew ADIRIntevacIVACB$649,206
7Miller Lloyd I IiiBOCOSICOSIJB*$600,000
8Zugay MichaelCFOKoppersKOPB$354,200
9Gross William HOPimco C&I Str FdPCNB$315,613
10Frost Phillip MdCEO,CB,BOOpko HealthOPKB$220,224

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
1Marlene M RickettsBOTd AmeritradeAMTDS$13,450,855
2Franklin Martin ECB,DIRJardenJAHAS$7,643,127
3Ohlendorf Mark WPR,CFOBrookdale Sr LivingBKDS$6,803,800
4Novel Century VenturesBOExoneXONES$3,822,016
5Barrett M JamesBOTableau SoftwareDATAS$3,448,088
6Ashken Ian G HVCB,PR,DIRJardenJAHAS$3,448,027
7Sherman John JDIRCrestwood MidstrCMLPAS$3,326,808
8McCarthy Gloria MVPWellpointWLPS$3,270,598
9Wright KellyVP,SOTableau SoftwareDATAAS$3,009,190
10Lillie James ECEO,DIRJardenJAHAS$2,586,020 | 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.

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.