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Top Insider Trades 6/19/14: AIRT, RCAP, PDI, SCBT

|Includes: Air T, Inc. (AIRT), PDI, RCAP, SSB

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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, June 19, 2014 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
Cascade Inv BO Republic Services RSG B $8,007,053
Gross William H O Pimco Dyn Inc Fd PDI B $335,189
Ao Partners I CEO,DIR,BO Air T AIRT B $277,278
Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $187,064
Lazarus Inv BO Barfresh Food BRFH JB* $184,853
Demere Robert H Jr DIR First Financial SCBT B $178,500
Staw Jonah DIR Lands End LE B $49,245
Goldstein Phillip DIR,BO Imperial IFT B $46,866
Peterson Whitney E VP,GC Mad Catz Interactive MCZ B $21,807
Fisher Daniel J DIR Franklin Financial FRAF JB* $19,630

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Carlyle BO Commscope COMM JS* $445,517,184
Schorsch Nicholas CEO,DIR,BO Rcs Capital RCAP JS* $95,175,000
Ibp Investment BO Installed Bldg Prod IBP JS* $57,000,000
Cetus Capital II BO Installed Bldg Prod IBP JS* $39,187,500
Sandberg Sheryl COO,DIR Facebook FB AS $18,315,658
Franklin Res BO Dynegy DYN S $15,725,337
Hoffman Reid DIR,BO Linkedin LNKD AS $11,460,113
Fisher Robert J DIR,BO Gap GPS S $10,313,029
McNamara Michael CEO,DIR Flextronics Intl FLEX AS $3,583,838
Peek Mark S CFO Workday WDAY AS $3,432,373

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes