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Top Insider Trades 8/22/13: GLP, ACW, GTXI, AHH

|Includes: ACW, AHH, Global Partners LP (GLP), GTXI

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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 Thursday, August 22, 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, 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 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
Softbank BO Sprint S B $13,189,311
Public Storage BO PS Bus Parks PSB B $4,177,628
Marubeni DIR,BO Aircastle AYR B $1,996,488
Global Gp PT,DIR Global Partners GLP B $1,572,350
P2 Capital BO Blount Intl BLT B $701,600
Hoffler Daniel A DIR Armada Hoffler Pr AHH B $462,000
Haddad Louis S PR,CEO,DIR Armada Hoffler Pr AHH B $460,000
Schuler Jack W BO Gtx GTXI B $438,480
Coliseum Cap BO Accuride ACW B $283,250
Cetus Capital II BO Accuride ACW B $273,704

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Sullivan Thomas D CB,F,DIR Lumber Liquidators LL S $10,159,420
Altman Roger C CB,DIR Evercore Partners EVR S $6,999,827
Farnham Robert E VP,FO Health Mgt Assoc HMA S $3,690,206
Watts William E DIR Tile Shop TTS S $1,939,825
Waldis Stephen CEO,CB,DIR Synchronoss Tech SNCR AS $1,890,650
Kassling William E DIR Westinghouse Air WAB S $1,651,223
Dentino William TT Molina Healthcare MOH S $1,529,112
Bassoul Selim A CEO,CB,PR Middleby MIDD AS $1,336,418
Parnell Lindsey K VP Interface TILE S $901,400
Abbott Gary R VP Cimarex Energy XEC S $887,436

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes