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  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/29/14, 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:

  • Thl Credit (NASDAQ:TCRD);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC), and;
  • Opko Health (NYSE:OPK).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Kindred Biosciences (NASDAQ:KIN);
  • Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT);
  • Select Medical (NYSE:SEM), and;
  • Nimble Storage (NYSE:NMBL).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • State Auto Finl (NASDAQ:STFC);
  • Bancorpsouth (NYSE:BXS);
  • Igi Laboratories (NYSEMKT:IG);
  • Western Refining (NYSE:WNR);
  • Sunesis Pharm (NASDAQ:SNSS);
  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB);
  • Masonite Intl (NYSE:DOOR);
  • Dolby Labs (NYSE:DLB);
  • 3d Systems (NYSE:DDD), and;
  • Compx Intl (NYSEMKT:CIX).

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

  • Mb Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI), and;
  • Amicus Therap (NASDAQ:FOLD).

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$19,750,166
2Maverick CapitalBOCastlight HealthCSLTB$1,544,696
3Bagley Chris APR,COOBancorpsouthBXSB$528,750
4Nodelman OlegDIRKindred BiosciencesKINB$509,936
5Oswald Brian HCFO,CCO,SECProspect CapitalPSECB$283,970
6Frost Phillip MdCEO,CB,BOOpko HealthOPKB$265,068
7State Auto Mut InsBOState Auto FinlSTFCB$108,112
8Morton MichaelOMb FinancialMBFIB$86,883
9Flynn Christopher JCEO,CIOThl CreditTCRDB$77,000
10Sblendorio GlennDIRAmicus TherapFOLDAB$65,000

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
1Oaktree CapitalBOMasonite IntlDOORS$29,039,878
2Thiel PeterDIRFacebookFBAS$28,473,992
3Foster Paul LCB,DIR,BOWestern RefiningWNRS$23,061,742
4Life Sciences Opp FdBOIGI LaboratoriesIGS$18,600,000
5Vasudevan SureshCEO,DIRNimble StorageNMBLAS$5,585,862
6Carson Russell LDIRSelect MedicalSEMS$4,160,033
7Simmons Annette CBOCompx IntlCIXJS*$3,874,424
8Dolby DagmarBODolby LabsDLBAS$3,740,107
9Reichental AbrahamCEO,DIR3d SystemsDDDS$2,782,360
10Bay City CapitalBOSunesis PharmSNSSS$2,399,034 | 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.

Source: Daily Round Up 8/29/14: Prospect Capital, THL Credit, Kindred Biosciences, Select Medical