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  • Insiders Are Selling Yelp [View article]
    Trob06,

    The insiders can cancel the trading plans if they believe the stock is undervalued.
    Sep 21 10:10 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insiders Are Selling Yelp [View article]
    jimmy,

    There have been 14,686,402 shares sold and there have been zero shares purchased by insiders this year.

    Yelp has only 64.6 million shares outstanding. Insiders have sold 22.7% of all the outstanding shares this year.
    Sep 21 09:31 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • History Lesson: Buy Nokia On July 31, Sell On January 31, 2014 [View article]
    The insiders followed this strategy last summer:

    Risto Siilasmaa purchased 333,000 shares on July 30th and currently holds 732,592 shares of the company. Mr. Siilasmaa is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation.

    Bruce Brown purchased 22,000 shares on July 30th and currently holds 42,850 shares of the company. Mr. Brown has been Board member since May 3, 2012.

    Helge Lund purchased 17,000 shares on July 30th and currently holds 46,596 shares of the company. Mr. Lund has been Board member since May 3, 2011.

    Mårten Mickos purchased 67,500 shares on July 30th and currently holds 88,350 shares of the company. Mr. Mickos has been Board member since May 3, 2012.

    Kari Stadigh purchased 170,404 shares on July 30th and currently holds 400,000 shares of the company. Mr. Stadigh has been Board member since May 3, 2011.

    Stephen Elop purchased 275,000 shares on July 27th and currently holds 425,000 shares of the company. Mr. Elop is President and CEO of Nokia Corporation.

    Henning Kagermann purchased 136,060 shares on July 27th and currently holds 187,977 shares of the company. Henning Kagermann serves as Director of the company.

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Jul 19 10:02 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead Sciences: 7 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Month [View article]
    fripp1,

    You can find the option expiration dates from the filings:

    http://1.usa.gov/1qeja45

    Expiration Date: 05/10/2016
    Jun 26 09:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares During The Last 30 Days [View article]
    MrHaigs,

    There is a column "Rule 10b5-1" in the first table.
    Jun 9 02:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: 6 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares During The Last 30 Days [View article]
    22643611,

    "SEC Rule 10b5-1 is a regulation enacted by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2000. The SEC states that Rule 10b5-1 was enacted in order to resolve an unsettled issue over the definition of insider trading, which is prohibited by SEC Rule 10b-5. After Rule 10b5-1 was enacted, the SEC staff publicly took the position that canceling a planned trade made under the safe harbor does not constitute insider trading, even if the person was aware of the inside information when canceling the trade. This staff interpretation raises the possibility that executives can exploit this safe harbor by entering into 10b5-1 trading plans before they have inside information while retaining the option to later cancel those plans based on inside information.

    For example, a CEO of a company could call a broker on January 1 and enter into a plan to sell a particular quantity of shares of his company's stock on March 1, find out terrible news about his company on February 1 that will not become public until April 1, and then go forward with the March 1 sale anyway, saving himself from losing money when the bad news becomes public. Under the terms of Rule 10b5-1(b) this is insider trading because the CEO "was aware" of the inside information when he made the trade. But he can assert an affirmative defense under Rule 10b5-1(c), because he planned the trade before he learned the inside information."

    http://bit.ly/vbWMXa
    May 8 02:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron: 11 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Month [View article]
    Manny,

    "SEC Rule 10b5-1 is a regulation enacted by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2000. The SEC states that Rule 10b5-1 was enacted in order to resolve an unsettled issue over the definition of insider trading, which is prohibited by SEC Rule 10b-5. After Rule 10b5-1 was enacted, the SEC staff publicly took the position that canceling a planned trade made under the safe harbor does not constitute insider trading, even if the person was aware of the inside information when canceling the trade. This staff interpretation raises the possibility that executives can exploit this safe harbor by entering into 10b5-1 trading plans before they have inside information while retaining the option to later cancel those plans based on inside information.


    For example, a CEO of a company could call a broker on January 1 and enter into a plan to sell a particular quantity of shares of his company's stock on March 1, find out terrible news about his company on February 1 that will not become public until April 1, and then go forward with the March 1 sale anyway, saving himself from losing money when the bad news becomes public. Under the terms of Rule 10b5-1(b) this is insider trading because the CEO "was aware" of the inside information when he made the trade. But he can assert an affirmative defense under Rule 10b5-1(c), because he planned the trade before he learned the inside information."

    http://bit.ly/vbWMXa
    Apr 26 09:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Month [View article]
    SP500,

    Insiders were selling VVUS at $30:

    http://bit.ly/RwAQoY
    Apr 25 02:43 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: 3 Different Insiders Have Purchased Shares This Month [View article]
    snoop doggy,

    Open market:

    http://1.usa.gov/NzGUhS

    1. The price is the weighted average purchase price of the aggregate number of shares that were purchased by the reporting person. These shares were purchased in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $37.905 to $37.91.
    Feb 27 12:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Year [View article]
    rt1,

    My conclusion was:

    "I believe Vivus could be the best pick out of these three weight loss companies currently based on the insider buying and relatively low valuation."
    Jan 15 06:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Year [View article]
    m_yossi,

    ARNA insiders have sold 516,666 shares during the last 12 months, and VVUS insiders have purchased 593,844 shares during the last 12 months.
    Jan 15 05:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Year [View article]
    m_yossi,

    Did you see this news?

    VIVUS Collaborates With Aetna to Test First Comprehensive Weight Management Program Integrating Weight Loss Medication

    http://bit.ly/1d5MDRD
    Jan 15 05:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Year [View article]
    m_yossi,

    VVUS has 346.45M in cash and 209.64M in debt:

    http://bit.ly/1iTk9jH
    Jan 15 05:16 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Year [View article]
    framus,

    I was once a ARNA long:

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Jan 15 04:55 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals: 4 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares This Year [View article]
    framus,

    You are right.
    Jan 15 04:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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