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Top Insider Trades 9/27/13: GEVA, ACW, BIND, WFT

|Includes:ACW, BIND, Synageva BioPharma Corp. (GEVA), WFT

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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, September 27, 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
Baker Julian DIR,BO Synageva Biopharma GEVA JB* $59,461,500
Coliseum Cap BO Accuride ACW B $2,139,591
Rusnano BO Bind Therapeutics BIND JB* $1,800,000
Macaulay William DIR Weatherford Intl WFT B $1,189,890
Marubeni DIR,BO Aircastle AYR B $523,983
Devore Susan D PR,CEO,DIR Premier PINC JB* $405,000
Polaris Venture BO Bind Therapeutics BIND JB* $390,000
Flagship Ventures BO Bind Therapeutics BIND JB* $300,000
Lemkin Jeffrey W GC Premier PINC JB* $270,000
Alkire Michael J COO Premier PINC JB* $270,000

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Schmidt Eric E CB,DIR Google GOOG AS $89,547,998
Palladium Equity DIR,BO Regional Mgt RM JS* $66,899,384
Parallel 2005 DIR,BO Regional Mgt RM JS* $38,203,140
Rawls Jerry S CB,DIR Finisar FNSR S $16,139,879
Lo Selina Y PR,CEO,DIR Ruckus Wireless RKUS AS $5,117,928
Blum Capital BO ITT Educ Svs ESI S $5,102,359
Richardson Frank DIR Sonic SONC S $2,700,342
Wilhelm Matthew BO FXCM FXCM S $2,411,359
Moore J Stuart DIR Sapient SAPE AS $1,571,000
Rode Murray D VP,COO Tibco Software TIBX S $1,550,478

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes