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Top Insider Trades 10/10/13: CCXI, HA, USCR, ACW

|Includes:ACW, ChemoCentryx (CCXI), HA, USCR

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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 Thursday, October 10, 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
Bvf Partners LP BO Chemocentryx CCXI B $6,886,911
Hirzel Capital Mgt BO Hawaiian HA B $2,520,998
Whippoorwill Assoc BO Us Concrete USCR B $707,912
Coliseum Cap BO Accuride ACW B $697,500
Marubeni DIR,BO Aircastle AYR B $514,647
Bennett Michael L DIR Oci Partners OCIP JB* $270,000
Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $204,931
Hart Leland O BR FR Inc Str Fd FRA B $100,862
RGM Capital BO Accelrys ACCL B $75,252
Stark Eugene S VP,CCO Gen Amer Inv GAM JB* $30,300

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Macquarie Inf Mgt DIR Macquarie Infra MIC AS $11,029,512
Gabelli Mario J DIR,BO Gdl Fund GDLPRB JS* $9,534,200
Noll Richard A CB,CEO,DIR Hanesbrands HBI AS $1,774,636
Scott James Kevin VP Linkedin LNKD AS $1,402,400
Fischer David B VP,SO,PT Facebook FB AS $1,175,760
Seltzer David S CEO,DIR,BO Hi Tech Pharm HITK S $991,070
Peterson James J PR,CEO,DIR Microsemi MSCC AS $875,786
Tornay Suellyn P VP Global Payments GPN S $551,000
Brandi Ralph VP,COO Microsemi MSCC AS $501,596
Est of P Sumas BO Village Super Mkt VLGEA S $452,540

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes