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Top Insider Trades 7/2/13: AGCO, FIVE, ACN, DSW

|Includes:ACN, AGCO Corporation (AGCO), DSW, FIVE

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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 Tuesday, July 2, 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
Domain Parters Vii BO Esperion Therapeutics ESPR JB* $3,932,922
Mpm Bioventures V BO Aratana Therapeutics PETX JB* $3,000,000
Srinivasan Mallika DIR AGCO AGCO AB $1,855,064
Rohleder Stephen J CEO Accenture ACN B $1,439,748
Jyoung Joon Won DIR,BO Franklin Wireless FKWL JB* $1,120,690
Brown J McCauley BO Brown Forman BFB JB*,B $378,312
Kidd Wilmot H DIR Silvercrest Asset Mgt SAMG JB* $275,000
Brown Peter C DIR Cinedigm CIDM JB* $249,999
Rosen Marvin S DIR,BO Fusion Telecom FSNN JB* $200,000
Amboian John P TT Nuveen Fl Inv Inc Fd JPW B $200,000

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Advent Intl O Five Below FIVE JS* $202,421,072
Brin Sergey F,DIR,BO Google GOOG AS $73,697,384
Crosslink Capital O Pandora Media P S $12,385,374
Macdonald Michael PR,CEO DSW DSW S $4,072,389
Millard Robert B O Gulfmark Offshore GLF S $2,311,680
Kellogg WK Fdn BO Kellogg K AS $2,229,500
Sharples Brian PR,CEO,DIR Homeaway AWAY AS $1,772,162
Rafaeli Dolev CEO,DIR Photomedex PHMD AS $1,673,004
Day Christine M CEO,DIR Lululemon Athletica LULU S $1,655,389
Westergren Timothy O Pandora Media P AS $1,652,675

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes