Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 8/23/18

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Includes: GFN, KDP, LGCY, MDT, MIC, PTLA, RNET, TSRI
by: InsiderInsights
Summary

Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 8/23/18, 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. In contrast, these free Round-Up articles are delayed.

We employ over a million lines of code programming and 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.

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 entering another particularly fertile period for using insider data in your investment process, as companies open trading windows to their insiders again after earnings are released. The volume of Form 4s is already increasing, will ramp up throughout August, and stay strong until the end of September.

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On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at :

  • RigNet (RNET);
  • Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC);
  • Legacy Reserves (LGCY);
  • Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), and;
  • General Finance (GFN).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • TSR (TSRI);
  • Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA), and;
  • Medtronic (MDT).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • TD Ameritrade (AMTD);
  • Walmart (WMT);
  • Vonage (VG);
  • O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY);
  • National Research (NRC);
  • National Instruments (NATI);
  • Halozyme (HALO);
  • CarGurus (CARG), and;
  • Black Knight (BKI).

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

  • Comfort Systems USA (FIX).

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

Bird Jeffrey W

DIR

Portola Pharm

PTLA

B

$10,077,387

2

Macquarie

BO

Macquarie Infrastructure

MIC

AB

$1,392,400

3

Kkr Fund

BO

RigNet

RNET

B

$885,957

4

Baines Creek Capital

BO

Legacy Reserves

LGCY

B

$564,324

5

Harf Peter

DIR

Keurig Dr Pepper

KDP

B

$501,402

6

Zeff Capital

BO

TSR

TSRI

B

$432,358

7

Desilva Peter J

VP

TD Ameritrade

AMTD

B

$283,650

8

Anderson Richard

DIR

Medtronic

MDT

B

$249,285

9

Havner Family Trust

BO

General Finance

GFN

B

$229,350

10

Myers Franklin

CB,DIR

Comfort Systems USA

FIX

B

$172,948

Insider Sales

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

1

Walton Alice L

BO

Walmart

WMT

S

$146,267,360

2

Walton Jim C

BO

Walmart

WMT

S

$146,267,360

3

Walton S Robson

DIR,BO

Walmart

WMT

S

$146,267,360

4

Foley William P II

CB,DIR

Black Knight

BKI

JS*

$50,491,360

5

Kirk Randal J

BO

Halozyme

HALO

S

$21,085,138

6

Masarek Alan

CEO,DIR

Vonage

VG

AS

$7,160,000

7

Oreilly David E

CB,DIR

O'Reilly Automotive

ORLY

S

$6,605,841

8

K I E Trust Under Agreement 3 9 09

BO

National Research

NRC

AS

$6,168,842

9

Parafestas Anastasios

DIR,BO

CarGurus

CARG

AS

$5,952,000

10

Truchard James J

DIR

National Instruments

NATI

AS

$5,647,500

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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