Daily Round Up 8/22/14: SCCO, DATA, IVAC, OPK

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/22/14 based on dollar value.

Dollar values often do not equate with significance when it comes to insider trades.

Proprietary Insider Company Ratings are further given for selected companies.

I cannot repeat enough that dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction. InsiderInsights calculates Insider Filer Statistics in real time, and formulates Insider Company Ratings based on numerous behavioral factors, so our clients can separate real investment intelligence from time-wasting noise.

On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at :

  • Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Pimco Dyn Inc Fd (NYSE:PDI);
  • Opko Health (NYSEMKT:OPK);
  • NexPoint Cr St Fd (NYSE:NHF);
  • Intevac (NASDAQ:IVAC), and;
  • Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Pimco C&I Str Fd (NYSE:PCN);
  • Cosi (NASDAQ:COSI);
  • Cellectar Biosciences (NASDAQ:CLRB);
  • ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE);
  • WellPoint (WLP);
  • Jarden (NYSE:JAH);
  • Crestwood Midstr (NYSE:CMLP);
  • Brookdale Sr Living (NYSE:BKD), and;
  • TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD).

There is a Conflicted Insider Signal (both purchases & sales) at:

  • Koppers (NYSE:KOP).

For more on how to profit from our Daily Round Up tables and analyze insider data, see references below.

Insider Purchases

#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Velasco German Larrea Mota CB,DIR Southern Copper SCCO B $11,987,610
2 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $4,759,658
3 Dondero James D O Nexpoint Cr St Fd NHF JB* $1,365,921
4 Neis John DIR Cellectar Biosciences CLRB JB* $1,007,666
5 Gross William H O Pimco Dyn Inc Fd PDI B $734,747
6 Drapkin Matthew A DIR Intevac IVAC B $649,206
7 Miller Lloyd I Iii BO COSI COSI JB* $600,000
8 Zugay Michael CFO Koppers KOP B $354,200
9 Gross William H O Pimco C&I Str Fd PCN B $315,613
10 Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $220,224

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes:
B =Open-market Buy; AB=10b5-1 (automatic) Buy; JB*=Buy indicated as being open-market, but not confirmed by trading price range and volume for the session.

Insider Sales

#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 Marlene M Ricketts BO Td Ameritrade AMTD S $13,450,855
2 Franklin Martin E CB,DIR Jarden JAH AS $7,643,127
3 Ohlendorf Mark W PR,CFO Brookdale Sr Living BKD S $6,803,800
4 Novel Century Ventures BO Exone XONE S $3,822,016
5 Barrett M James BO Tableau Software DATA S $3,448,088
6 Ashken Ian G H VCB,PR,DIR Jarden JAH AS $3,448,027
7 Sherman John J DIR Crestwood Midstr CMLP AS $3,326,808
8 McCarthy Gloria M VP Wellpoint WLP S $3,270,598
9 Wright Kelly VP,SO Tableau Software DATA AS $3,009,190
10 Lillie James E CEO,DIR Jarden JAH AS $2,586,020 | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes:
S =Open-market Sale; AS=10b5-1 (automatic) Sale; JS*=Sale indicated as being open-market, but not confirmed by trading price range and volume for the session.

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An important note from Jonathan Moreland, founder of

In a victory for common sense, it's been proven profitable -- by both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of your fellow professional investors -- to monitor the trading behavior of company executives, directors, and large shareholders in the stocks of firms of which they're registered as "insiders".

Please note, however, that the lists above are strictly factual; they are not buy and sell recommendations.

At, our clients find new investment ideas every day using more intricate insider screens to determine where they should focus their 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 profitable indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

So use these daily articles 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 us with any questions on our proprietary insider data, filer statistics, and company ratings.

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