Daily Round Up 8/29/14: Prospect Capital, THL Credit, Kindred Biosciences, Select Medical

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/29/14, 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:

  • Thl Credit (NASDAQ:TCRD);
  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC), and;
  • Opko Health (NYSEMKT:OPK).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Kindred Biosciences (NASDAQ:KIN);
  • Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT);
  • Select Medical (NYSE:SEM), and;
  • Nimble Storage (NYSE:NMBL).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • State Auto Finl (NASDAQ:STFC);
  • Bancorpsouth (NYSE:BXS);
  • Igi Laboratories (NYSEARCA:IG);
  • Western Refining (NYSE:WNR);
  • Sunesis Pharm (NASDAQ:SNSS);
  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB);
  • Masonite Intl (NYSE:DOOR);
  • Dolby Labs (NYSE:DLB);
  • 3d Systems (NYSE:DDD), and;
  • Compx Intl (NYSEMKT:CIX).

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

  • Mb Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI), and;
  • Amicus Therap (NASDAQ:FOLD).

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 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $19,750,166
2 Maverick Capital BO Castlight Health CSLT B $1,544,696
3 Bagley Chris A PR,COO Bancorpsouth BXS B $528,750
4 Nodelman Oleg DIR Kindred Biosciences KIN B $509,936
5 Oswald Brian H CFO,CCO,SEC Prospect Capital PSEC B $283,970
6 Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $265,068
7 State Auto Mut Ins BO State Auto Finl STFC B $108,112
8 Morton Michael O Mb Financial MBFI B $86,883
9 Flynn Christopher J CEO,CIO Thl Credit TCRD B $77,000
10 Sblendorio Glenn DIR Amicus Therap FOLD AB $65,000

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 Oaktree Capital BO Masonite Intl DOOR S $29,039,878
2 Thiel Peter DIR Facebook FB AS $28,473,992
3 Foster Paul L CB,DIR,BO Western Refining WNR S $23,061,742
4 Life Sciences Opp Fd BO IGI Laboratories IG S $18,600,000
5 Vasudevan Suresh CEO,DIR Nimble Storage NMBL AS $5,585,862
6 Carson Russell L DIR Select Medical SEM S $4,160,033
7 Simmons Annette C BO Compx Intl CIX JS* $3,874,424
8 Dolby Dagmar BO Dolby Labs DLB AS $3,740,107
9 Reichental Abraham CEO,DIR 3d Systems DDD S $2,782,360
10 Bay City Capital BO Sunesis Pharm SNSS S $2,399,034 | 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".

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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.

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