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  • Insider trading wrap-up - Week ended June 24, 2011
     In the week ended June 24, we recorded 530 open-market insider trades at 310 companies having a total value of $963.4 million. Transaction dollar volume was 60.4% lower than the previous week and 30.4% higher when compared to insider trading activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 20.4% 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 3.91, up from a previous reading of 3.15. On average, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered bullish, while readings above 7 are bearish. However, we continue to advocate caution in the short term. Upside will be limited as the global recovery loses steam and corporate profit margins peak, and there remain significant risks stemming from the Eurozone.

    BlueTrader insider sell-to-buy ratio chart - June 24, 2011

    For the 11th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 110 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $83.2 million. Rounding out the top three sectors were Financials (110 trades for $36.2 million) and Health Care (81 trades for $56 million).

     

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in AZO stock, where 2 insiders sold 595,906 shares for a total of $174.2 million. The biggest buy last week was for 6,768,450 shares of VLCM, worth $165.8 million.

    Largest insider buys

    BlueTrader large insider buys - June 24, 2011

    Largest insider sales

    BlueTrader large insider sales - June 24, 2011

    Jun 26 4:22 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Insider trading wrap-up: Week ended June 17, 2011

    In the week ended June 17, we recorded open-market insider activity at 431 companies having a total value of $2.4 billion. This is 9.6% lower than last week, and 63.1% higher when compared to activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 24.1% 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 3.14, down slightly from a previous reading of 3.27. The 4-week moving average has also fallen below 4. While we would normally interpret this as a bullish signal for the market's performance in the coming weeks, insider trading activity and technical indicator patterns eerily resemble readings from summer 2007. The underlying macro environment also rhymes with the period, but instead of an overhang of subprime mortgages, we have a looming default from Greece (and possibly other peripheral countries in the Eurozone). Taking all of these factors into account, we believe that equity prices will remain under considerable pressure, and gains, should they arise in the near run, will be short-lived. 

    BlueTrader Insider sell-to-buy ratio chart - June 17, 2011

    For the 10th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 180 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $229.8 million. Rounding out the top three sectors were Financials (173 trades for $40.5 million) and Health Care (109 trades for $44.4 million). There was a large spike in activity in the Basic Materials sector, where the number of trades filed was up 136% on the previous week.

     

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in MCP stock, where 10 insiders sold 24,863,539 shares for a total of $1.3 billion. The biggest buy last week was for 32,461,900 shares of ICO, worth $473.9 million. 

    Largest insider buys of the week

    BlueTrader large insider buys - June 17, 2011

    Largest insider sales of the week

    BlueTrader large insider sales - June 17, 2011

    Jun 18 3:31 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Insider trading wrap-up for week ending June 10, 2011: Buying activity remains weak

    In the week ended June 10, we recorded open-market insider trading activity at 423 companies having a total value of $2.7 billion, of which $1.8 billion was at a single company (AVGO, see below). The total dollar value is 6.2% lower than last week and 185.4% higher when compared to activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 23.4% 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 3.27, down from a previous reading of 6.17. The 4-week moving average has also moved comfortably into neutral territory. Generally, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered to be a bullish indicator, while readings above 7 are bearish. It is worth noting, however, that the decline in the ratio was due entirely to a drop in insider selling, not an increase in insider buying. In fact, there were only half as many insider buy transactions during the week compared to 52 weeks ago. We remain cautious on equities in the short term as macro headwinds, weakening fundamentals, and a shaky technical picture are likely to continue weighing on stock prices.


     

    For the 9th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 186 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $2.2 billion. Rounding out the top three sectors were Financials (176 trades for $50.7 million) and Consumer Discretionary (117 trades for $174.9 million).

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in AVGO stock, where 5 insiders sold 54,459,100 shares for a total of $1.8 billion. The biggest buy last week was for 4,521,800 shares of BRNC, worth $49.7 million.

    Largest insider buys during the week


    Largest insider sales during the week

    Jun 12 1:41 AM | Link | Comment!
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