Insider buying decreased last week with insiders buying $75.93 million of stock compared to $79 million in the week prior. Selling increased with insiders selling $2.17 billion of stock last week compared to $1.84 billion 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 28.53. In other words, insiders sold almost 29 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares unfavorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 23.26. 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 May 20, 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.
Chairman of BOD, Executive Chair Paul L. Foster acquired 1,000,000 shares of this oil and gas pipelines company, paying $21.60 per share for a total amount of $21.6 million. 475,000 of these shares were purchased indirectly by Franklin Mountain Investments Limited Partnership.
Executive Chairman Michael Brauser acquired 419,530 shares of this data and analytical solutions provider, paying $5.25 per share for a total amount of $2.2 million. These shares were purchased indirectly by Birchtree Capital, LLC.
Shares of this California based office properties REIT, were acquired by 3 insiders:
Director Jonathan M. Glaser acquired 53,500 shares, paying $28.49 per share for a total amount of $1.52 million. 3,000 of these shares were purchased through a pension plan and the rest were purchased indirectly through a Limited Liability Company.
Chief Executive Officer Victor J. Coleman acquired 10,000 shares, paying $26.86 per share for a total amount of $268,600. These shares were purchased indirectly through a trust.
Director Barry Alan Porter acquired 5,000 shares, paying $27.61 per share for a total amount of $138,050. Mr. Porter increased his stake by 7.85% to 68,673 shares with this purchase.
Shares of this video games company were sold by 6 insiders:
EVP, EA Studios Patrick Soderlund sold 90,752 shares for $74.87, generating $6.79 million from the sale.
EVP & Chief Comp. Officer Peter R. Moore sold 18,475 shares for $75.14, generating $1.39 million from the sale.
SVP and General Counsel Jacob J. Schatz sold 10,000 shares for $74.90, generating $749,029 from the sale. 5,026 of these shares were sold as a result of exercising options immediately prior to the sale.
SVP, EA Mobile and Maxis Samantha S. Smith sold 4,029 shares for $75.57, generating $304,490 from the sale.
Director Denise Warren sold 2,500 shares for $74.85, generating $187,126 from the sale.
EVP Global Publishing Laura Miele sold 2,072 shares for $74.14, generating $153,618 from the sale.
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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