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Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 5/3/18: X, ETM, IVAC, CFR, BDGE, STON, AMP

May 05, 2018 11:16 PM ETX, AUDA, IVAC, CFR, BDGE, STON, AMP

Summary

  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 5/3/18, 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 on the Title date. Dollar value is only the most basic metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction, however, and there are many more "Significant" insider trades with lower dollar values every day in our comprehensive Daily Insider Ratings Reports, which also reach clients before the market opens each morning. Our free Round-Up articles are delayed.

We employ over a million lines of code programming our decades of experience analyzing insider transactions to harvest, analyze, and profitably rate insider transactions in real time. When a new insider transaction occurs, our programs mathematically score the significance of the company's 3-month insider profile based on numerous criteria.

Stocks that achieve an InsiderInsights Company Rating of "Significant" and "Nearly Significant" have been independently validated to generate alpha as a group. Only stocks that achieve those Ratings on the tables below are highlighted in our article headlines, and have our articles linked to their Seeking Alpha company profiles.

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 increasing, as companies open trading windows to their insiders after March-quarter financials are released. Insider filings will continue to increase in coming weeks, and stay strong into the second week of June.

On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at :

  • US Steel (NYSE:X);
  • Intevac (NASDAQ:IVAC);
  • Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM);
  • Cullen Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR), and;
  • Bridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:BDGE).

Insider trades were rated Nearly

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Jonathan Moreland is the founder and Director of Research at InsiderInsights.com, which produces a Daily Ratings Report, Weekly Newsletter, and offers real-time insider data and analytics via its institutional strength Data Module and APIs. InsiderInsights' research and data are further available on Bloomberg terminals at ININ and APPS ININ . Mr. Moreland is also a past contributor to TheStreet.com, Minyanville, and other financial outlets. A fundamental analyst with an MBA in finance, Mr. Moreland identified insider data over 25 years ago as an excellent first screen to determine where to focus his research efforts. He is quoted frequently in the media for his insider analysis, and stock recommendations stemming from it. He is also author of "Profit From Legal Insider Trading" (Dearborn 2001). Mr. Moreland is currently on a mission to get investors to expect more from insider data than the commodity feeds they rely on retail financial websites.

Analyst’s Disclosure: I am/we are long ETM, IVAC. 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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