Daily Round Up 5/19/16: ACTG, JAX, SQ, FLKS

by: InsiderInsights


Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 5/19/16, 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:

  • J. Alexander's Holdings (NASDAQ:JAX), and;
  • Acacia Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ACTG).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ:LOXO);
  • Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ:PODD);
  • Flex Pharma (NASDAQ:FLKS);
  • Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ), and;
  • Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Intermolecular, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMI);
  • First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC);
  • Wayfair (NYSE:W);
  • Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL);
  • Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG);
  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and;
  • Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA).

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

  • Nevro (NYSE:NVRO);
  • Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE), and;
  • Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV).

There is an IPO or Known Corporate Action at:

  • Quorum Health Corp. (NYSE:QHC).

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 Aisling Capital III BO Loxo Oncology LOXO JB* $4,999,997
2 Sullivan Patrick J CEO,DIR Insulet Corp. PODD B $1,215,183
3 Nuttall Scott C DIR First Data Corp. FDC B $1,062,000
4 Miller Thomas Daniel CEO,DIR Quorum Health Corp. QHC B $571,000
5 Warehime Patricia A DIR,BO Snyder's-Lance, Inc. LNCE B $505,322
6 Westphal Christoph CEO,DIR,BO Flex Pharma FLKS B $370,708
7 Sherman J Donald DIR Fiserv, Inc. FISV B $205,760
8 Federman Irwin DIR Intermolecular, Inc. IMI B $190,430
9 Walsh Frank E III DIR Acacia Research Corp. ACTG B $185,093
10 Martire Frank R DIR J. Alexander's Holdings JAX B $121,212

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 Koum Jan DIR Facebook FB AS $33,858,256
2 Page Lawrence CEO,DIR,BO Alphabet, Inc. GOOG AS $23,988,112
3 David R Cheriton Irrevocable Trust BO Arista Networks ANET S $22,325,770
4 Jaeger Wilfred E DIR Nevro NVRO S $7,307,375
5 Soderlund Patrick VP Electronic Arts EA AS $6,794,808
6 Fischer David B VP,SO,PT Facebook FB AS $3,095,925
7 Pichai Sundar CEO Alphabet. Inc. GOOG AS $2,820,241
8 Harbourvest Partners O Wayfair W S $2,030,120
9 Crowley F Michael PR Markel Corp. MKL S $1,899,855
10 Wagner Dana GC,SEC Square, Inc. SQ S $1,885,750 | 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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