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Top Insider Trades 6/6/14: DSW, FCSC, NRP, TCBI

|Includes:DSW Inc. (DSW), FCSC, NRP, TCBI

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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, June 6, 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, 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
Small Robert J DIR Transdigm TDG B $53,005,612
Kirk Randal J BO Fibrocell Science FCSC B $1,160,000
Ferree Deborah L VCB DSW DSW B $514,468
Sassine Andy DIR Acorn Energy ACFN B $402,174
Emancipation Mgt BO Saba Software SABA B $277,536
Robertson Corbin DIR Natural Res Part NRP B $268,787
Cargill C Keith CEO,DIR Texas Cap Banc TCBI B $267,200
Webb H Lawrence CEO,DIR New Home Co NWHM B $228,276
Pecora John P BO Saexploration SAEX B $173,403
Agarwal Anup FO Western Asset Mtge WMC B $158,770

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Apollo Mgt Gp BO Berry Plastics BERY JS* $235,100,000
Warburg Pincus DIR,BO Aramark ARMK JS* $126,311,992
JP Morgan Partners BO Aramark ARMK JS* $123,686,616
Goldman Sachs BO Aramark ARMK JS* $123,686,568
Jana Partners BO Oil States Intl OIS S $65,393,320
Madison Dearborn BO CDW CDW JS* $33,453,426
Bain Capital BO Hd Supply HDS JS* $32,761,844
Sandberg Sheryl COO,DIR Facebook FB AS $18,009,654
Sofinnova Venturei BO Hyperion Therapeutics HPTX JS* $11,571,592
Lilly Endowment BO Lilly Eli LLY S $11,310,700

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes