Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 7/31/18

Aug. 02, 2018 3:13 AM ETGFN, MIC, OTEL, PII, XRX, SYF

Summary

  • Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 7/31/18, based on dollar value.
  • Dollar values often do not equate with significance when it comes to insider trades.
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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: We're at the end of the summer doldrums for insider trading filings, and entering another very fertile period of using insider data in your investment process. The volume of Form 4s has already started to increase, will ramp up further in August, and stay strong through September.

On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at :

  • Synchrony Financial (SYF);
  • Polaris Industries (PII);
  • Otelco (OTEL);
  • Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC), and;
  • General Finance (GFN).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • Las Vegas Sands (LVS);
  • World Wrestling Entertainmentinc (WWE);
  • Viewray (VRAY);
  • Sherwin Williams (SHW);
  • Paypal (PYPL);
  • Marcus & Millichap (MMI);
  • Leggett & Platt (LEG);
  • Ep Energy (EPE);
  • Cadence Bancorporation (CADE), and;
  • Avalon (AWX).

There is an IPO or Known Corporate Action at:

  • Bloom Energy (BE).

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


Don't agree with our Rating? Click the Company Name links in the tables below to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history yourself and reach your own conclusions!


Insider Purchases

#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker TransType Dollar Value

1

New Enterprise Assoc 10

BO

Bloom Energy

BE

JB*

$19,999,996

2

Macquarie

BO

Macquarie Infrastructure

MIC

AB

$3,935,832

3

Cozza Keith

CB,DIR

Xerox

XRX

B

$1,271,000

4

Goldstein Robert G

PR,COO,DIR

Las Vegas Sands

LVS

B

$711,252

5

Hendrickson Gary E

DIR

Polaris Industries

PII

B

$524,400

6

Havner Family Trust

BO

General Finance

GFN

B

$399,197

7

Sochet Ira

BO

Otelco

OTEL

B

$373,104

8

Kingsley Lawrence D

DIR

Polaris Industries

PII

B

$316,140

9

Guthrie Roy A

DIR

Synchrony Financial

SYF

B

$295,300

10

Graylin Will W

DIR

Synchrony Financial

SYF

B

$295,100

Insider Sales

#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker TransType Dollar Value

1

Cadence Bancorp

BO

Cadence Bancorporation

CADE

JS*

$355,000,000

2

Dunn Kevin

O

World Wrestling Entertainmentinc

WWE

S

$7,918,448

3

Mintbroker Intl

BO

Avalon

AWX

S

$5,885,060

4

FMR

BO

Viewray

VRAY

S

$2,975,704

5

Anderson Aaron

VP,CAO

Paypal

PYPL

AS

$1,505,178

6

Flanigan Matthew C

VP,CFO,DIR

Leggett & Platt

LEG

S

$1,289,544

7

Baxter Joel D

PR

Sherwin Williams

SHW

S

$1,132,775

8

Apollo Mgt Gp

BO

Ep Energy

EPE

S

$1,118,720

9

Phoenix Inv

BO

Marcus & Millichap

MMI

AS

$980,697

10

Karczmer Aaron

VP,CCO,SEC

Paypal

PYPL

AS

$911,343

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. 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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