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  • Insider Trading Wrap-up: Week Ended July 15, 2011

    In the week ended July 15, we recorded 558 open-market insider trades at 285 companies having a total value of $510.2 million. Transaction dollar volume was 41.4% lower than the previous week and 78.3% higher when compared to insider trading activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 20.1% of all open-market trades last week. Our insider sell-to-buy ratio, which excludes derivative conversions and certain other types of transactions, ended the week at 4.17, down from a previous reading of 9.09. On average, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered bullish, while readings above 7 are bearish. As we have been writing for the past several weeks, stocks may continue their summer rally; however, there remains significant downside risk due to continued uncertainty in the European sovereign and bank debt markets, weak seasonal trends, and low overall market liquidity.



    For the 14th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 125 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $106.1 million. Rounding out the top three sectors were Consumer Discretionary (127 trades for $197.2 million) and Industrials (65 trades for $44.5 million).

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in BTH stock, where 2 insiders purchased 800,000 shares for a total of $41.8 million. The biggest sale last week was for 953,200 shares of SIX, worth $35.7 million.

    Largest Insider buys of the week


    Largest Insider sales of the week

    Jul 16 8:18 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Insider trading wrap-up: Week ended July 8, 2011
     In the week ended July 8, we recorded 767 open-market insider trades at 392 companies having a total value of $870.7 million. Transaction dollar volume was 51.7% lower than the previous week and 271.2% higher when compared to insider trading activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 9.1% of all open-market trades last week. Our insider sell-to-buy ratio, which excludes derivative conversions and certain other types of transactions, ended the week at 9.09, up from a previous reading of 6.76. On average, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered bullish, while readings above 7 are bearish.



    As we head into the Q2 earnings season, our expectations are for decent numbers overall. Guidance updates will be mixed as companies balance coping with moderating (but sill growing) final global demand with relief on the input cost side, given the recent stabilization of commodity prices on a rate-of-change basis. Investor risk appetite appears to have returned following the delay of a Greek default, with the VIX volatility index nearing its cycle low during the week. Interestingly, Portugal's sovereign downgrade went largely unnoticed until Friday's U.S. jobs numbers disappointed. We view this as a good opportunity to get some downside portfolio protection following the strong rally in the last couple of weeks.

    For the 13th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 199 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $216.7 million. Rounding out the top three sectors were Consumer Discretionary (115 trades for $225.5 million) and Health Care (98 trades for $52.6 million). There was a large spike in activity in the Technology sector, where the number of trades filed was up 115% on the previous week.

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in AZO stock, where 2 insiders sold 282,298 shares for a total of $84.3 million. The biggest buy last week was for 750,000 shares of ETE, worth $31.6 million.

    Largest insider buys of the week

    Largest insider sales of the week



    Jul 09 8:21 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Insider Trading Wrap-up: Week Ended July 1, 2011
     In the week ended July 1, we recorded 527 open-market insider trades at 311 companies having a total value of $1.8 billion. Transaction dollar volume was 87.2% higher than the previous week and 489.5% higher when compared to insider trading activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 13.5% of all open-market trades last week. Our insider sell-to-buy ratio, which excludes derivative conversions and certain other types of transactions, ended the week at 6.42, up from a previous reading of 3.91. On average, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered bullish, while readings above 7 are bearish. We remain cautious on the outlook for equities over a 6- to 12-month horizon; however, as was the case in 2007, we do not rule out the possibility of "relief rallies" such as the one that occurred during the week on positive news flow that the crisis appears to be "contained". The proverbial can (whether it be Greece or some other Mediterranean country) can only be kicked down the road for so long.


    BlueTrader insider sell-to-buy ratio chart - July 01, 2011

    For the 12th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 91 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $66.4 million. Rounding out the top three sectors were Financials (71 trades for $26.4 million) and Consumer Discretionary (65 trades for $127.4 million).

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in SNI stock, where 4 insiders sold 25,720,120 shares for a total of $1.2 billion. The biggest buy last week was for 1,853,540 shares of CAAS, worth $13.5 million.

    Largest insider buys for the week

    BlueTrader large insider buys - July 01, 2011

    Largest insider sales for the week

    BlueTrader large insider sales - July 01, 2011

    Jul 03 6:15 AM | Link | Comment!
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