Daily Round Up 9/3/14: Kindred Biosciences, Republic Services, Prospect Capital, Conn's

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Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 9/3/14, 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 :

  • Republic Services (NYSE:RSG);
  • Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC), and;
  • Kindred Biosciences (NASDAQ:KIN).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT);
  • Conns (NASDAQ:CONN), and;
  • Ascent Solar Technologies (NASDAQ:ASTI).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF);
  • State Auto Finl (NASDAQ:STFC);
  • Genco Shipping (NYSE:GNK);
  • Stryker (NYSE:SYK);
  • Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS);
  • Rex American (NYSE:REX);
  • Ngl Energy (NYSE:NGL);
  • Linkedin (LNKD);
  • Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYK);
  • Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), and;
  • Dolby Labs (NYSE:DLB).

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

  • Aqua America (NYSE:WTR);
  • Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and;
  • Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE).

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 Tfg Radiant Investment BO Ascent Solar Tech ASTI B $5,990,001
2 Maverick Capital BO Castlight Health CSLT B $3,600,969
3 Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $2,348,201
4 Strategic Value BO Genco Shipping GNK JB* $771,446
5 Davis Steven A CEO,CB,DIR Bob Evans Farms BOBE B $646,810
6 Thompson Scott DIR Conns CONN B $497,329
7 Eliasek M Grier COO,DIR Prospect Capital PSEC B $205,200
8 Hosack Allan R CFO Waterstone Financial WSBF B $177,584
9 State Auto Mut Ins BO State Auto Finl STFC B $127,823
10 Mario Ernest DIR Kindred Biosciences KIN B $105,493

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 Brin Sergey F,DIR,BO Google GOOG AS $96,842,704
2 Weiner Jeff CEO,DIR Linkedin LNKD AS $11,542,884
3 Turner Brian K COO Microsoft MSFT S $7,503,074
4 Malone John C DIR,BO Liberty Global LBTYK AS $4,130,490
5 Dolby Dagmar BO Dolby Labs DLB AS $3,702,680
6 Rose Stuart A CEO,DIR Rex American REX S $1,931,560
7 Stryker Ronda E DIR Stryker SYK AS $1,747,819
8 Kehoe David C VP Ngl Energy NGL S $1,274,129
9 Debenedictis N CB,PR,DIR Aqua America WTR AS $1,239,615
10 Aldrich David J CB,CEO Skyworks Solutions SWKS S $1,233,226 | 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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Disclosure: The author is long PSEC.

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