Insider Activity

With the markets once again bumping up against and trading around all-time highs, we were somewhat surprised to see as much insider buying as we did last week.
While there are some broader issues to consider here, the reality is that the early sell-off in IBM shares on Friday has put pressure on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The the man in charge of one of the nation's biggest railroads was among insiders making notable purchases of shares this past week.
Insider activity was limited last week, with windows for transactions being mostly closed, but we did see some huge institutional trades hit the tape.
The SEC has sought an emergency court order to freeze assets tied to two brokerage accounts used last week to reap over $1 million.
A very slow week by normal insider buying standards, and as we always like to remind our readers during earnings season, it is very likely to stay this way.
Insiders are using their last open windows to sell shares before they are closed for the earnings reports, and the volume dropped dramatically last week.
Insiders have continued buying shares, especially at companies that either have traded off some or may have issues going forward.
A wild quarter with some huge insider selling as the market constantly hit all-time highs closed Friday with very light insider action last week.
The big drop in the markets, the first of 1% or greater in a very long time, no doubt helped the insider buyers to go in and grab shares. With earnings right around the corner, this may be the last...
While the insider selling slowed somewhat, top executives are still taking the chance to sell shares before the windows for trading start to close for earnings.
Another week in which the relentless strength of the stock market continued, and again this week, insider buying remained stronger than we have seen for most of the first quarter.
For the first time this year, the insider buying volume looked to be much closer to the selling in share count, though insider sellers still seemed to dominate in the dollar amount.
The SEC has announced that an auditor based out of Silicon Valley has agreed to settle insider trading charges.
For really the first time this year, we saw the pace of insider buying jump, and that may signal that while the rally could still have some legs, things are finally calming down some.