InsiderInsights.com Daily Round Up 7/20/16: Ardelyx, Signet Jewelers, Kingsway Financial

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Includes: AAPL, ARDX, BPL, DX, EGIF, ESI, FAV, GABC, GOOG, GPN, JAKK, KFS, MIK, PGR, SIG, SPLK
by: InsiderInsights

Summary

Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 7/20/16, based on dollar value.

Dollar values often do not equate with significance when it comes to insider trades.

Proprietary Insider Company Ratings are relayed to clarify significance.

Dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction, but when high dollar value intersects with significance it spotlights a stock investors should take the time to consider. InsiderInsights Daily Round Up articles are intended as initial research tools, so investors can separate real insider investment intelligence from time-wasting noise.

Click the Company Name links in the tables below to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history.

Educational note from InsiderInsights:

Insider filing volumes are at a seasonal low point due to companies closing trading windows to their insiders until quarterly earnings are released. As a result, the dollar values of trades featured in our Daily round Up articles (particularly the purchases) will likely be lower than usual until early August.

On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at :

  • Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG);
  • Kingsway Finl (NYSE:KFS), and;
  • Ardelyx (NASDAQ:ARDX).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • First Trust Dividend & Income Fund (NYSE:FAV), and;
  • Jakks Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • ITT Educ Svs (NYSE:ESI);
  • German American Bancorp (NASDAQ:GABC);
  • Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund (EGIF);
  • Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK);
  • Progressive (NYSE:PGR);
  • Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK);
  • Global Payments (NYSE:GPN);
  • Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG);
  • Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX);
  • Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL), and;
  • Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Insider Purchases

#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
1 Viswanathan Ravi BO Ardelyx ARDX JB* $13,333,338
2 New Enterprise BO Ardelyx ARDX JB* $6,666,665
3 Zhang Yude BO ITT Educ Svs ESI B $311,986
4 McCluskey Helen DIR Signet Jewelers SIG B $89,910
5 Hobbs Sebastian MD Signet Jewelers SIG B $45,860
6 Eagle Asset Mgt O Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund EGIF B $25,071
7 Voyles Michael J DIR German American Bancorp GABC B $20,000
8 Klem U Butch DIR German American Bancorp GABC B $20,000
9 Fitzgerald John Taylor Maloney VP,DIR Kingsway Finl KFS AB $19,554
10 Bulldog Investors BO First Trust Dividend & Income Fund FAV B $5,532
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Source: InsiderInsights.com | 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
Type
Dollar Value
1 Blackstone Mgt BO Michaels Companies MIK JS*,S $152,405,004
2 Bain Capital BO Michaels Companies MIK JS* $143,534,608
3 Ahrendts Angela J VP Apple AAPL AS $3,579,700
4 Pichai Sundar CEO Alphabet GOOG AS $2,956,858
5 Soon Shiong P BO Jakks Pacific JAKK S $862,300
6 Barbagallo John A PR Progressive PGR S $792,120
7 Muslih Khalid A VP Buckeye Partners BPL AS $562,500
8 Baldwin Robert H B Jr DIR Global Payments GPN AS $497,965
9 Sommer Steven R VP,SO Splunk SPLK AS $293,298
10 Akin Thomas B DIR Dynex Capital DX AS $242,403
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InsiderInsights.com | 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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