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Top Insider Trades 6/19/13: ACW, GEL, ANAC, PRIM

|Includes:Accuride Corporation (ACW), ANAC, GEL, PRIM

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In a victory for common sense, the trading behavior of company executives, directors, and large shareholders in the stocks of firms they're registered "insiders" at have been proven profitable to monitor by both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of professional investors.

Below are lists of the top 10 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, June 19, 2013 as ranked by dollar value.

Please note, however, that these are factual lists (with edits to remove some noise), not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction, and, frankly, often not even the most important metric that determines if an insider transaction is significant.

We should also point out that we are presently in a slow filing time for insiders because many companies still have their trading windows closed to their executives until their June quarter earnings are released.

But at, we find new investment ideas just about every day using these and more intricate insider screens to determine where we should focus our 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 good indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

So use these regular blog posts 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 with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

Insider Purchases
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Lattimore John V DIR,BO U S Rare Earths UREE JB*,B $1,003,700
Thomas Owen D CEO,DIR Boston Properties BXP AB $1,000,107
Boco Inv BO Omni Bio Pharm OMBP JB* $500,000
Coliseum Cap BO Accuride ACW B $261,788
Denoon Paul J VP AB Inc Fund ACG B $228,426
Parker Geoffrey M VP,CFO Anacor Pharm ANAC B $119,948
Calamos John P CB,CEO,BO Calamos Asset CLMS B $112,107
Robinson J Mack BO Gray Television GTN B $104,100
Robinson Harriett DIR,BO Gray Television GTN B $104,100
Hill Thomas P Jr DIR Chesapeake Utilities CPK B,JB* $78,332

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Ricketts J Joe BO Td Ameritrade AMTD S $84,334,832
Pratt Brian CB,CEO,BO Primoris Services PRIM S $16,637,134
Zable Walter C CB,DIR,BO Cubic CUB JS* $15,886,688
Hoffman Reid DIR,BO Linkedin LNKD AS $14,952,431
Davison James DIR Genesis Energy GEL JS* $13,676,650
Weiner Jeff CEO,DIR Linkedin LNKD AS $6,638,690
Gehring Fred CEO,DIR PVH PVH AS $5,118,196
Targoff Michael DIR Loral Space LORL JS* $4,331,558
Sze David L DIR Linkedin LNKD AS $2,829,601
Wajsgras David C VP,CFO Raytheon RTN AS $2,325,486

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes