Insider buying declined last week with insiders buying $26.94 million of stock compared to $38.86 million in the week prior. Selling more than doubled with insiders selling $1.32 billion of stock last week compared to $635.25 million in the week prior.
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 48.99. In other words, insiders sold almost 49 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares unfavorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 16.35 and is the highest we have seen since March 27, 2015. 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 April 1, 2016
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 digital commerce company were acquired by 9 insiders:
Interim CEO Robert Rosenblatt acquired 305,000 shares, paying $0.97 per share for a total amount of $294,829. Mr. Rosenblatt increased his stake by 997.71% to 335,570 shares with this purchase.
Chief Financial Officer Tim Peterman acquired 162,000 shares, paying $0.90 per share for a total amount of $146,205. These shares were purchased indirectly by Mr. Peterman's wife.
Director Landel C. Hobbs acquired 20,000 shares, paying $1.06 per share for a total amount of $21,190. Mr. Hobbs increased his stake by 50.36% to 59,718 shares with this purchase.
SVP, Gen Counsel and Secretary Damon E. Schramm acquired 20,000 shares, paying $0.94 per share for a total amount of $18,716. Mr. Schramm increased his stake by 444.44% to 24,500 shares with this purchase.
SVP, Human Resources Jaime Nielsen acquired 19,000 shares, paying $0.92 per share for a total amount of $17,474. Ms. Nielsen increased his stake by 114.19% to 35,639 shares with this purchase.
SVP, Corporate Controller Nick Vassallo acquired 16,700 shares, paying $0.85 per share for a total amount of $14,245. Mr. Vassallo increased his stake by 43.14% to 55,407 shares with this purchase.
Director Lisa Letizio acquired 15,000 shares, paying $0.99 per share for a total amount of $14,819.
Director Fred R. Siegel acquired 12,000 shares, paying $1.04 per share for a total amount of $12,500. These shares were purchased indirectly through Individual Retirement Account for Self.
Director Lowell W. Robinson acquired 5,000 shares, paying $1.12 per share for a total amount of $5,600. Mr. Robinson increased his stake by 15.28% to 37,718 shares with this purchase.
Chief Executive Officer Raymond J. Lewis acquired 20,000 shares of this healthcare facilities REIT, paying $25.69 per share for a total amount of $513,846. Mr. Lewis increased his stake by 9.95% to 221,080 shares with this purchase.
You can view the full list of sales from this Insider Sales page.
Disclaimer Clients of Signal Partners, LLC and I may have positions in any of these stocks at any time. Please do your own due diligence before buying or selling any securities mentioned in this article. We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the content or data provided in this article.
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