Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 5/24/17: RCII, AAT, MSBF, MCC, JFC, BBW, KODK

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Summary

Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 5/24/17, 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.

InsiderInsights Daily Round Up articles rate the "significance" of the top 10 dollar value insider purchases and sales filed at the SEC yesterday, so investors can efficiently identify potential new investments and follow stocks they already own. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction, however, and there are many more significant insider trades with lower dollar values on any given day.

It takes over a million lines of code programming our decades of experience analyzing insider transactions for us to be able to harvest, analyze, and effectively rate insider transactions in real time. Our programs mathematically score the significance of a company's insider profile based on numerous criteria, but we relay our research conclusions in simple language below.

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The intention of our Round Up articles is to both separate real insider investment intelligence from time-wasting noise, and to educate investors that - though insider transactions are indeed an excellent source of investment intelligence - it takes much more analysis than screening by dollar values to make money from insider data.

Seasonal Note: Insider filing volumes are in a seasonal high period and will remain strong until the final week of June.

On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at :

  • Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII);
  • MSB Financial (NASDAQ:MSBF);
  • Medley Capital (NYSE:MCC);
  • JPMorgan China Region Fund (NYSE:JFC), and;
  • American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW), and;
  • Eastman Kodak (NYSE:KODK).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXCP);
  • Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT);
  • Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT);
  • Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR);
  • BankUnited (NYSE:BKU);
  • Alcentra Capital (NASDAQ:ABDC), and;
  • Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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

  • SeaWorld Ent (NYSE:SEAS);
  • Pulse Biosciences (NASDAQ:PLSE);
  • Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ:ERI), and;
  • Criteo S A (NASDAQ:CRTO).

There is an IPO or Known Corporate Action at:

  • G1 Therapeutics (Pending:GTHX).

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
Type
Dollar Value
1 Hill Path Capital BO SeaWorld Ent SEAS B $13,868,274
2 Ra Capital Mgt BO G1 Therapeutics GTHX JB* $6,000,000
3 Rady Ernest S CB,CEO,BO American Assets Trust AAT B $3,861,748
4 Taube Brook CEO,DIR Medley Capital MCC B $2,402,501
5 Duggan Robert W BO Pulse Biosciences PLSE B $2,254,331
6 Sun Coal & Coke BO SunCoke Energy SXCP AB $1,806,372
7 Seidman Lawrence DIR,BO MSB Financial MSBF B $1,545,959
8 Bulldog Investors BO JPMorgan China Region Fund JFC B $787,210
9 Pepper Steven L DIR Rent-A-Center RCII B $491,787
10 Point72 Asset Mgt BO Build-A-Bear Workshop BBW B $421,714

Source: InsiderInsights.com | 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
Type
Dollar Value
1 Bluemountain Cap DIR,BO Eastman Kodak KODK S,JS* $390,440,155
2 Walton Alice L BO Wal-Mart Stores WMT S $202,634,112
3 Bank Of New York Mellon BO Alcentra Capital ABDC JS* $22,213,846
4 Alcentra Ny BO Alcentra Capital ABDC JS* $19,974,918
5 Bitterman Kevin DIR Editas Medicine EDIT S $17,000,000
6 Hotel Casino Mgt BO Eldorado Resorts ERI S $15,491,870
7 Rudelle Jean Baptiste CB,DIR Criteo S A CRTO AS $7,752,962
8 Cue Eduardo H VP Apple AAPL S $6,920,100
9 Kanas John Adam CB,DIR BankUnited BKU AS $6,783,686
10 Ambroseo John CEO,DIR Coherent COHR AS $6,194,591

Source: InsiderInsights.com - 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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