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InsiderInsights "Trans Type" And "Title" Codes.


This blog acts as the "Key" to our "Trans Types" and "Title(s)" codes when they are mentioned in SA articles.

We have more granular codes than most insider services, imparting more information at-a-glance.

Key For Title Codes:

A=Assistant, AI=Affiliated Investor, AO=Accounting Officer, BD=Business Development, BO=Beneficial Owner, CAO=Chief Accounting Officer, CB=Chairman, CCO=Chief Compliance Officer, CEO=Chief Executive Officer, CFO=Chief Financial Officer, CIO=Chief Information Officer, CO=Compliance Officer, COO=Chief Operating Officer, CT=Controller, CTO=Chief Technology Officer, DIR=Director, F=Founder, FO=Financial Officer, GC=General Counsel, HR=Human Resources, IO=Information Officer, IR=Investor Relations, LO=Legal Officer, MD=Managing Director, O=Officer, OO=Operating Officer, PR=President, PT=Partner, REL=Relative of insider, SEC=Secretary, SH=Shareholder, SO=Sales Officer, TO=Technology Officer, TR=Treasurer, TT=Trustee, VCB=Vice Chairman, VP=Vice President, X=Ex Officer or other title displayed.

Key For Transaction Type Codes:

B = Open-Market Insider Buy.

S = Open-Market Insider Sale.

AB = Automatic Buy through the insider's 10b5-1 program.

AS = Automatic Sale through the insider's 10b5-1 program

JB* = Supposed Open-Market Acquisition done outside the price range or trading volume on the day.

JS* = Supposed Open-Market Disposition done outside the price range or trading volume on the day.

OB = Option Exercise that was not sold at all.

OE* = Option Exercise that was only partially sold.

OS* = Partial Sale of Exercised Options.

OE = Option Exercise that was completely sold.

OS = Complete Sale of Exercised Options.

JB = Non Open-Market Acquisition (Transaction Price is often unrelated to market price on the day).

JS = Non Open-Market Disposition (Transaction Price often unrelated to market price on the day).

3 = Form 3 filing indicating new insider. New insiders must file a Form 3 whether or not they have any holdings in the company.

Better Data from Better Data Processing

The greater specificity of our Transaction Types is the core of InsiderInsights' proprietary value-added information. While other insider products make due with merely storing and passing along the raw Form 4 data from the SEC, our proprietary process adds value to it on-the-fly. InsiderInsights does not exist to be another repository for insider data. We are here to make money from it, and help you do so as well. One of the value-added processes we execute on-the-fly is to analyze if executives' option-related transactions were sold completely, partially, or not at all. It is significant when they do not sell options grants completely, instead using them as a way to increase the number of shares they hold long the market. Analyzing raw insider data to find these accumulations is time consuming and annoying. Our data shows you this "opting in" activity by insiders at-a-glance, with Transaction Types OB and OE*. Another value-added process we execute is to double-check if a transaction was really an open-market one based on the price range and trading volume on the day. If there is something odd, we degrade the Transaction Type from B--an open-market one, to a lesser JB*. An insider's sales can also be degraded for the same reasons. These transactions are still worth analyzing, but you already know when you do that there was likely a private placement or other action involved other than the executive calling a broker and trading the shares.

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.