Insider buying dropped significantly last week with insiders buying $39.44 million of stock compared to $122.24 million in the week prior. Selling remained unchanged with insiders selling $1.36 billion of stock last week.
Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week went up to 34.56. In other words, insiders sold almost 35 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares unfavorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 11.14.
We are calculating an adjusted ratio by removing transactions by funds and companies and trying as best as possible only to retain information about insiders and 10% owners who are not funds or companies.
Insider Sell Buy Ratio November 6, 2015
Note: As mentioned in the first post in this series, certain industries have their preferred metrics such as same store sales for retailers, funds from operations (FFO) for REITs and revenue per available room (RevPAR) for hotels that provide a better basis for comparison than simple valuation metrics. However metrics like Price/Earnings, Price/Sales and Enterprise Value/EBITDA included below should provide a good starting point for analyzing the majority of stocks.
Shares of this specialty chemicals company were acquired by 9 insiders:
Director Richard M. Rompala acquired 50,000 shares, paying $19.51 per share for a total amount of $975,305. Mr. Rompala increased his stake by 10000.00% to 50,500 shares with this purchase.
Director Donald W. Bogus acquired 50,000 shares, paying $19.92 per share for a total amount of $995,820. Mr. Bogus increased his stake by 163.30% to 80,618 shares with this purchase.
Director Randall W. Larrimore acquired 37,500 shares, paying $19.91 per share for a total amount of $746,644. These shares were purchased indirectly through a trust.
SVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary George H. Pain acquired 25,000 shares, paying $19.99 per share for a total amount of $499,805. Mr. Pain increased his stake by 26.92% to 117,866 shares with this purchase.
Director Philip J. Schulz acquired 21,100 shares, paying $20.08 per share for a total amount of $423,724. Mr. Schulz increased his stake by 97.23% to 42,801 shares with this purchase.
President, CAV & Services James A. Varilek acquired 15,000 shares, paying $19.27 per share for a total amount of $289,110. These shares were purchased indirectly through a trust.
Director Vince J. Smith acquired 10,000 shares, paying $19.90 per share for a total amount of $199,000. Mr. Smith increased his stake by 63.94% to 25,639 shares with this purchase.
VP - M&E, CAV/EPOXY/GCO John Maurice Sampson acquired 5,000 shares, paying $19.20 per share for a total amount of $95,998. Mr. Sampson increased his stake by 258.93% to 6,931 shares with this purchase.
President & COO John E. Fischer acquired 5,000 shares, paying $19.60 per share for a total amount of $98,005. Mr. Fischer increased his stake by 3.73% to 139,111 shares with this purchase.
Shares of this oil & gas pipelines company were acquired by 5 insiders:
President and CEO Steven J. Kean acquired 18,150 shares, paying $27.43 per share for a total amount of $497,818. Mr. Kean increased his stake by 0.25% to 7,314,774 shares with this purchase.
V.P. & General Counsel David R. Deveau acquired 11,000 shares, paying $27.40 per share for a total amount of $301,393. Mr. Deveau increased his stake by 3.21% to 354,132 shares with this purchase.
V.P.(Pres. Nat. Gas Pipelines) Thomas A. Martin acquired 10,000 shares, paying $27.24 per share for a total amount of $272,414. Mr. Martin increased his stake by 1.03% to 985,069 shares with this purchase.
VP & Chief Financial Officer Kimberly A. Dang acquired 2,000 shares, paying $26.50 per share for a total amount of $53,000. Ms. Dang increased her stake by 0.64% to 314,937 shares with this purchase.
V.P. Corporate Development Dax Sanders acquired 1,000 shares, paying $27.40 per share for a total amount of $27,400. Mr. Sanders increased his stake by 0.37% to 269,927 shares with this purchase.
Director Jack W. Schuler acquired 64,736 shares of this medical instrumentation and diagnostics company, paying $16.81 per share for a total amount of $1.09 million. These shares were purchased indirectly through a trust.
Director James A. Attwood Jr. acquired 20,000 shares of this information and measurement company, paying $47.75 per share for a total amount of $955,000. Mr. Attwood increased his stake by 670.02% to 22,985 shares with this purchase.
Mr. Attwood is a Managing Director of private equity firm The Carlyle Group. Nielsen was acquired by Carlyle Group and five other private equity firms in 2006 and became public in January 2011.
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