Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 12/17/18

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Includes: ACOR, GMS, HDS, MDCO, MX, PAH-OLD, RUN, VBIV
by: InsiderInsights
Summary

Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 12/17/18, 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.

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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: Form 4 filing volumes should stay strong through the third week of December.

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On Today's Tables:

Insider trades were rated Significant at:

  • Sunrun (RUN);
  • Platform Specialty Products (PAH-OLD);
  • International Flavors (IFF);
  • MagnaChip Semiconductor (MX);
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO);
  • Gypsum Management and Supply (GMS), and;
  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR).

Insider trades were rated Nearly Significant at:

  • VBI Vaccines (VBIV), and;
  • HD Supply (HDS).

Insider trades were considered Insignificant at:

  • iHeartMedia (IHRT);
  • Zuora (ZUO);
  • Walmart (WMT);
  • TPI Composites (TPIC);
  • Morningstar (MORN), and;
  • Amphastar (AMPH).

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

  • Goosehead Insurance (GSHD);
  • Chegg (CHGG), and;
  • Appian (APPN).

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

Perceptive Adv

BO

VBI Vaccines

VBIV

JB*

$20,000,000

2

Denner Alexander

DIR

The Medicines Company

MDCO

B

$16,592,430

3

Winder Investment Pte

BO

International Flavors

IFF

B

$9,162,873

4

Tiger Global Mgt

BO

Sunrun

RUN

B

$6,567,500

5

Abdiel Capital Mgt

BO

Appian

APPN

B

$5,280,168

6

Brigade Capital Mgt

BO

MagnaChip Semiconductor

MX

B

$3,606,750

7

Franklin Martin E

DIR, BO

Platform Specialty Products

PAH

B

$2,192,000

8

Deangelo Joseph J

CB, CEO, DIR

HD Supply

HDS

B

$1,849,580

9

Abrams Capital

DIR, BO

iHeartMedia

IHRT

JB*

$1,600,042

10

Ross Ronald R

DIR

Gypsum Management and Supply

GMS

B

$1,565,520

Insider Sales

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

1

Walton Alice L

BO

Walmart

WMT

S

$67,191,512

2

Walton Jim C

BO

Walmart

WMT

S

$67,191,512

3

Walton S Robson

DIR, BO

Walmart

WMT

S

$67,191,512

4

Mansueto Joseph D

CB, DIR, BO

Morningstar

MORN

AS

$2,906,800

5

Derosa Michael Lawrence

DIR

TPI Composites

TPIC

AS

$1,487,078

6

Volpi Michelangelo

DIR

Zuora

ZUO

S

$1,347,548

7

Jones Mark Evan

CEO, BO, DIR

Goosehead Insurance

GSHD

AS

$1,335,656

8

Scopia Capital Mgt

BO

Acorda Therapeutics

ACOR

S

$1,002,738

9

Schlein Ted

DIR

Chegg

CHGG

S

$1,002,190

10

Zhang Jack Y

CEO, DIR, BO

Amphastar

AMPH

S

$892,309

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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