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Top Insider Trades 1/27/14: GE, AEO, SLTC, ONTX

|Includes:AEO, DTRM, General Electric Company (GE), ONTX

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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 Monday, January 27, 2014 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 InsiderInsights.com, 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 support@insiderinsights.com with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

Insider Purchases
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
Schottenstein Jay CB,DIR American Eagle AEO B $6,420,000
Miller Lloyd I Iii BO Selectica SLTC JB* $1,015,794
Immelt Jeffrey R CB,CEO General Electric GE B $1,001,600
Hoffman Michael B DIR,BO Onconova ONTX JB* $682,689
Marubeni DIR,BO Aircastle AYR B $562,536
Turner Thomas H DIR Bancorpsouth BXS B $380,913
Knapp Robert C DIR MVC Capital MVC B $355,000
Lester Susan E DIR Pacwest Bancorp PACW B $340,832
Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $314,812
Pickup Richard H BO Impac Mortgage IMH B $309,714
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Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
Rsp Permian BO Rsp Permian RSPP JS* $225,156,464
Energy Transfer LP BO Amerigas Partners APU JS* $52,812,000
Solomon Howard DIR Forest Laboratories FRX S $16,351,534
JP Morgan Inv Mgt BO Retailmenot SALE S $13,908,983
Collins Ted Jr BO Rsp Permian RSPP JS* $9,901,525
Borel Daniel DIR Logitech Intl Sa LOGI AS $6,256,000
Wallace Family BO Rsp Permian RSPP JS* $3,960,610
Moglia Joseph H DIR Td Ameritrade AMTD S $3,479,632
Murphy Kent A BO Luna Innovations LUNA S $2,660,883
Diouane Marc VP PTC PTC S $1,703,689
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Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Stocks: GE, AEO, DTRM, ONTX