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Top Insider Trades 8/30/13: PCYG, LGP, SPW, IBTX

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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 Friday, August 30, 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
Softbank BO Sprint S B $38,568,264
Relational Invest BO Spx SPW B $18,708,672
Hodge Ronald C DIR Park City PCYG JB* $1,000,002
Allen Robert W DIR Park City PCYG JB* $499,998
Smith G Stacy DIR Independent Bank IBTX B $378,699
Wiss Robert L DIR Lehigh Gas Part LGP B $271,404
Malloy John F DIR Lehigh Gas Part LGP B $263,422
Kopple Robert C BO Aura Systems AUSI JB* $249,064
McCreary Jeffrey PR,CEO,DIR Integrated Device IDTI B $175,356
Bradley Jeff CEO Gl Sp Metals GSM B $129,500

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Austin Josiah T DIR,BO Goodrich Petrol GDP S $11,811,229
Simmons L E BO Forum Energy FET S $6,225,408
Flowers Jeffry DIR Carbonite CARB S $4,760,140
Dayton Sky D DIR,BO Boingo Wireless WIFI S $3,525,000
Blanchard James DIR Total Sys Svs TSS S $3,414,603
Simpson Todd E CFO Seattle Genetics SGEN S $1,565,186
Rubright James A CB,CEO,DIR Rock Tenn RKT S $1,150,170
Mulroy Thomas P DIR Stifel Financial SF S $1,010,308
Ebersman David CFO Facebook FB AS $946,179
Willard Elizabeth VP,CFO Live Nation Ent LYV S $863,000

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes