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Top Insider Trades 7/23/13: YHOO, NHF, PM, NTWK

Jul. 24, 2013 7:29 AM ETAABA, NXDT, PM, NTWK
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In a victory for common sense, the trading behavior of company executives, directors, and large shareholders in the stocks of firms they're registered "insiders" at have been proven profitable to monitor by both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of professional investors.

Below are lists of the top 10 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, July 23, 2013 as ranked by dollar value.

Please note, however, that these are factual lists (with edits to remove some noise), not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction, and, frankly, often not even the most important metric that determines if an insider transaction is significant.

We should also point out that we are presently in a slow filing time for insiders because many companies still have their trading windows closed to their executives until their June quarter earnings are released.

But at InsiderInsights.com, we find new investment ideas just about every day using these and more intricate insider screens to determine where we should focus our subsequent fundamental and technical analysis. And while stocks don't (or shouldn't) move up or down based on insider activity alone, insiders tend to be good indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

So use these regular blog posts as the initial research tools they are meant to be, and click the links in the tables to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history. Also feel free to email support@insiderinsights.com with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

Insider Purchases
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Morgenthaler Part BO Oncomed Pharm OMED JB* $1,199,996
Dondero James D O Nexpoint Cr St Fd NHF B $1,103,256
Levenson Ryan BO Relm Wireless RWC B $190,984
George W Whitney FO,DIR,BO Royce Focus Tr FUND JB* $181,250
Bond David F VP Safeway SWY B $130,500
Forsee Gary D DIR Ingersoll Rand IR B $123,340
Foster Vincent D CEO,PR,DIR Main Street Cap MAIN JB* $100,796
Marchionne Sergio DIR Philip Morris Intl PM B $89,070
Ghauri Najeeb CEO,DIR Netsol Tech NTWK B $76,875
Martinez George DIR Nci Building Sys NCS B $57,624

Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Loeb Daniel S DIR Yahoo YHOO S $1,205,420,032
Borba George A Jr DIR Cvb Financial CVBF S $8,673,301
Braunscheidel SJ VP M & T Bank MTB S $5,274,031
Comas Daniel L VP,CFO Danaher DHR S $3,716,301
McMorrow William CEO,DIR,BO Kennedy Wilson KW AS $2,701,168
Wicki Andreas DIR Pacira Pharm PCRX AS $2,663,032
Hagedorn Part BO Scotts Miracle Gro SMG S $1,984,879
FMR BO Insmed INSM S $1,909,036
St Romain Kenneth VP POOL POOL S $1,314,500
Newman Richard DIR Aecom Tech ACM AS $1,189,699

Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

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