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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/28/14, 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), and;
  • Opko Health (NYSE:OPK).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Quinstreet (NASDAQ:QNST);
  • Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM);
  • Silgan (NASDAQ:SLGN);
  • Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL);
  • Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG);
  • Panhandle Oil & Gas (NYSE:PHX);
  • Newmarket (NYSE:NEU);
  • Karyopharm (NASDAQ:KPTI);
  • Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP);
  • Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM), and;
  • 3d Systems (NYSE:DDD).

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

  • Transdigm (NYSE:TDG);
  • South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), and;
  • Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS).

There is an Known Corporate Action at:

  • Covidien (NYSE:COV).

It's difficult to argue significance for most transactions made during a known corporate action.

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$8,302,130
2Velasco German Larrea MotaCB,DIRSouthern CopperSCCOB$5,031,672
3Howley W NicholasCEO,DIRTransdigmTDGB$2,995,946
4Ardsley AdvisoryBOSaba SoftwareSABAB$321,975
5Frost Phillip MdCEO,CB,BOOpko HealthOPKB$310,845
6Pittson Glenn RDIROfs CapitalOFSB$292,704
7Lannum ColemanVPCovidienCOVB$291,163
8Iseman FrederickDIR,BOPly GemPGEMB$283,104
9Sims Frank LDIRSouth Jersey IndustriesSJIB$254,351
10Valenti DouglasCEO,DIR,BOQuinstreetQNSTB$116,226

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
1Air Liquide InvestissementsDIRPlug PowerPLUGS$32,025,720
2Lauren FamilyBORalph LaurenRLAS$8,462,565
3Bay City CapitalBOEpizymeEPZMJS*$7,027,800
4Gottwald ThomasCB,CEO,DIRNewmarketNEUS$4,068,288
5El Naffy HaniPR,COO,DIRFresh Del Monte ProduceFDPS$3,008,213
6Gregoire Damon JVP,CFO3d SystemsDDDS$2,636,000
7Ligon Duke RDIRPanhandle Oil & GasPHXS$2,197,834
8Greenlee Adam JVP,COOSilganSLGNS$1,967,010
9Marxe & GreenhseBOImage Sensing SysISNSS$1,847,868
10Czernik MarcinBOKaryopharmKPTIS$1,695,735 | 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.

Did you miss our Previous Daily Round Up?

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.

Source: Daily Round Up 8/28/14: Republic Services, OPKO Health, Saba Software And OFS Capital