posted on 29 May 2016
by Asif Suria
Insider buying increased last week with insiders buying $88.99 million of stock compared to $75.93 million in the week prior. Selling increased with insiders selling $2.28 billion of stock last week compared to $2.17 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 dropped to 25.62. In other words, insiders sold more than 25 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares favorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 28.53. 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 27, 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.
Notable Insider Buys:
1. First Data Corporation (FDC): $12.5
Director Joseph J. Plumeri acquired 250,000 shares of this electronic commerce solutions provider, paying $12.30 per share for a total amount of $3.07 million. Mr. Plumeri increased his stake by 109.33% to 478,664 shares with this purchase.
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for First Data Corporation here.
2. General Electric Company (GE): $30.12
Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt acquired 67,600 shares of General Electric, paying $29.59 per share for a total amount of $2 million. Mr. Immelt increased his stake by 3.23% to 2,158,688 shares with this purchase.
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for General Electric Company here.
3. Biglari Holdings Inc. (BH): $401.38
Director Sardar Biglari, acquired 3,126 shares of this restaurant holding company, paying $378.85 per share for a total amount of $1.18 million. These shares were purchased indirectly by The Lion Fund.
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for Biglari Holdings Inc. here.
4. TICC Capital Corp. (TICC): $5.6
Shares of this business development company were acquired by 4 insiders:
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for TICC Capital Corp. here.
5. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF): $27.7
Shares of this agricultural chemicals company were acquired by 2 insiders:
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for CF Industries Holdings, Inc. here.
You can view the full list of purchases from this Insider Buying page.
Notable Insider Sales:
1. Facebook, Inc. (FB): $119.38
Shares of Facebook were sold by 4 insiders:
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for Facebook, Inc. here.
2. TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT): $8
Director Jay C. Hoag sold 2,250,000 shares of this publishing company for $8.25, generating $18.56 million from the sale. These shares were sold indirectly through various Technology Crossover Venture (TCV) funds.
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for TechTarget, Inc. here.
3. Q2 Holdings, Inc. (QTWO): $24.96
Shares of this cloud-based virtual banking solutions provider were sold by 3 insiders:
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for Q2 Holdings, Inc. here.
4. Apple Inc. (AAPL): $100.35
SVP, General Counsel, Secretary D. Bruce Sewell sold 103,300 shares of Apple for $96.78, generating $9.99 million from the sale.
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for Apple Inc. here.
5. Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP): $50.99
Shares of this semiconductor company were sold by 6 insiders:
You can view the list of recent insider transactions for Microchip Technology Inc. here.
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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