Daily Round Up 5/18/16: William Lyon Homes, Western Refining Logistics, Kennedy Wilson, Avid Technology

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 5/18/16, based on dollar value.

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

Proprietary Insider Company Ratings are relayed to clarify significance.

Dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction, but when high dollar value intersects with significance it spotlights a stock investors should take the time to consider. InsiderInsights Daily Round Up articles are intended as initial research tools, so investors can separate real insider investment intelligence from time-wasting noise.

Click the Company Name links in the tables below to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history.

On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at:

  • Western Ref Log (NYSE:WNRL);
  • William Lyon (NYSE:WLH);
  • Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW);
  • Virtus Total Return Fund (DCA), and;
  • Avid Technology (NASDAQ:AVID).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Eurosite Power (OTCPK:EUSP);
  • Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC);
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA), and;
  • Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT);
  • Crestwood Equity (NYSE:CEQP);
  • Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX);
  • Markel (NYSE:MKL), and;
  • Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI).

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

  • Transunion (NYSE:TRU);
  • Hudson Pacific (NYSE:HPP);
  • Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), and;
  • Cognizant Tech (NASDAQ:CTSH).

There is an IPO or Known Corporate Action at:

  • Siteone Landscape Supply (NYSE:SITE), and;
  • Anacor Pharm (NASDAQ:ANAC).

It's difficult to argue significance for most transactions made during IPOs, or when insiders make trades during a known corporate action.

Insider Purchases

#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
1 GMT Capital BO William Lyon WLH JB* $6,236,230
2 Foster Paul L DIR Western Ref Log WNRL JB* $5,999,979
3 Samaras Elias CEO,DIR,BO Eurosite Power EUSP JB* $3,500,000
4 First Reserve Gp Xi DIR,BO Crestwood Equity CEQP B $3,420,216
5 Donlon Kevin M PR New York Mortgage Trust NYMT B $1,132,880
6 Black Doug CEO,DIR Siteone Landscape Supply SITE JB* $945,000
7 Bulldog Investors BO Virtus Total Return Fund DCA B $596,538
8 McMorrow William CEO,DIR,BO Kennedy Wilson KW AB $503,250
9 Litchfield Steven G VP Microsemi MSCC B $502,520
10 Hernandez Louis Jr CB,CEO,DIR Avid Technology AVID B $411,951

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 Rosenstein Barry DIR Walgreens Boots Alliance WBA JS* $463,740,000
2 Hove Anders D DIR Anacor Pharm ANAC AS $35,241,708
3 Third Rock Vent II BO Sage Therapeutics SAGE JS* $26,562,500
4 Fried Richard B BO Hudson Pacific HPP S $14,039,155
5 Tippl Thomas COO Activision Blizzard ATVI S $11,724,930
6 Lal Family Partners BO Estee Lauder EL S $6,261,592
7 Markel Steven A VCB,DIR Markel MKL S $4,779,696
8 Klein John E CB,DIR Cognizant Tech CTSH AS $3,753,344
9 Peck James M CEO,DIR Transunion TRU AS $2,881,639
10 Shennan James G Jr DIR Starbucks SBUX S $2,778,485 | 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.

Disclosure: I am/we are long WLH.

I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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