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  • Insider trading activity still signals risk for stocks
    In the week ended June 3, we recorded open-market insider trading activity at 564 companies having a total value of $2.8 billion. This is 114.2% higher than last week, and 153.4% higher when compared to activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 13.9% 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 6.17, up from a previous reading of 4 (generally, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered bullish, while readings above 7 are bearish). The 4-week moving average also entered neutral territory this week following extremely bearish readings over the past month. That being said, we remain of the view that equities remain under considerable downside pressure and at the mercy of bad news or weak economic data. If the stock markets' reaction to the weak employment numbers last week is any indicator, further evidence of a stall in the global economic recovery will send investors running for the exits.



    For the 8th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 260 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $492 million. Rounding out the top three sectors were Financials (182 trades for $83.9 million) and Consumer Discretionary (151 trades for $2 billion).

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in CTCM stock, where Crown Finance Foundation, a large shareholder in the firm, sold 39,548,900 shares for a total of $1.1 billion. The biggest buy last week was for 388,741 shares of TXI, worth $15.8 million.

    Largest insider buys this week



    Largest insider sales this week



    Jun 05 4:30 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Insider trading activity tapers off in last week of May

    In the week ended May 27, we recorded open-market insider activity at 516 companies having a total value of $1.3 billion. This is 72.3% lower than last week, and 97.5% higher when compared to activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 20% 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, down from a previous reading of 4.98. While we would generally regard this as a neutral signal for the market's performance in the coming weeks, the 4-week moving average remains firmly in bearish territory. Generally, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered bullish, while readings above 7 are bearish.

    For the 7th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 208 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $221.6 million. Rounding out the top three sectors were Financials (200 trades for $584.3 million) and Consumer Discretionary (179 trades for $256.8 million).

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in BLK stock, where Barclays Bank Plc, a large shareholder in the firm, sold 2,356,750 shares for a total of $449.6 million. The biggest buy last week was for 2,000,000 shares of EQY, worth $38.7 million.

    Largest insider buys of the week



    Largest insider sales of the week

    May 28 8:11 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Insider trading activity still signals high risk of market correction

    In the week ended May 20, we recorded open-market insider trading activity at 627 companies having a total value of $4.8 billion. This is 67.2% higher than last week, and 293% higher when compared to activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 16.7% 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 4.98, down from a previous reading of 7.79. The 4-week moving average remained elevated and firmly in bearish territory, which reinforces our view that the downside risk in the market is high. Generally, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered bullish, while readings above 7 are bearish.

    For the 6th consecutive week, activity was the most concentrated in the Technology sector, where 271 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $1 billion. Rounding out the top three sectors were Financials (256 trades for $137.6 million) and Industrials (182 trades for $567.9 million).

    The largest open-market transaction of the week was in SIRO stock, where 3 insiders sold 29,242,440 shares for a total of $1.5 billion. The biggest buy last week was for 19,826,400 shares of NYNY, worth $17.5 million.

    Largest insider buys last week



    Largest insider sales last week

    May 23 7:25 AM | Link | Comment!
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