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

by: InsiderInsights


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 (NYSEMKT: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 (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 Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $8,302,130
2 Velasco German Larrea Mota CB,DIR Southern Copper SCCO B $5,031,672
3 Howley W Nicholas CEO,DIR Transdigm TDG B $2,995,946
4 Ardsley Advisory BO Saba Software SABA B $321,975
5 Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $310,845
6 Pittson Glenn R DIR Ofs Capital OFS B $292,704
7 Lannum Coleman VP Covidien COV B $291,163
8 Iseman Frederick DIR,BO Ply Gem PGEM B $283,104
9 Sims Frank L DIR South Jersey Industries SJI B $254,351
10 Valenti Douglas CEO,DIR,BO Quinstreet QNST B $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 Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Air Liquide Investissements DIR Plug Power PLUG S $32,025,720
2 Lauren Family BO Ralph Lauren RL AS $8,462,565
3 Bay City Capital BO Epizyme EPZM JS* $7,027,800
4 Gottwald Thomas CB,CEO,DIR Newmarket NEU S $4,068,288
5 El Naffy Hani PR,COO,DIR Fresh Del Monte Produce FDP S $3,008,213
6 Gregoire Damon J VP,CFO 3d Systems DDD S $2,636,000
7 Ligon Duke R DIR Panhandle Oil & Gas PHX S $2,197,834
8 Greenlee Adam J VP,COO Silgan SLGN S $1,967,010
9 Marxe & Greenhse BO Image Sensing Sys ISNS S $1,847,868
10 Czernik Marcin BO Karyopharm KPTI S $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.

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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.

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