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Insider Trading Weekly Update – Flurry of Selling Activity, Very Little Buying: (AMZN), (ATVI), (SAM), and More

Weekly insider trading (buying and selling) activity for US public companies. Large sales at Amazon and very little buying activity
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At Boardroom Alpha we spend a lot of time looking at insider buying and selling activity as a way to monitor what actions company insiders are taking and what that might say about the future prospects of a given company.

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The Sellers

Large cap companies with most aggregate insider sells this week (Tracker link here)

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It was an active week, with 12 companies having more than $20mm in net sales. Here are the highlights from this month’s top sellers:

  • Amazon founder and CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos sold $3B worth of shares as part of his regular 10b5-1 trading plan
  • Director Jeremy S Levine was the lone seller at Pinterest, offloading $32mm worth of shares
  • CEO Gregory Brown was the big seller at Motorola, selling $24.6mm worth of shares

In addition to larger sales at small cap companies, there were net sales totaling $5-20mm at 30 companies. 

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  • CEO Michael F Mahoney was the lone seller at Boston Scientific Corporation, offloading $9.1mm worth of shares
  • EVP and General Counsel Charles E Sieving was the lone seller at NextEra Energy, selling $9.1mm worth of shares
  • EVP Thomas B Newbern was the lone seller at AutoZone, moving $17.5mm worth of shares

Mid cap companies with most aggregate insider sells this week (Tracker link here) 

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Insider selling was also quite popular at mid-cap companies this past week:

  • Quanta Services had the most selling activity, with 7 different individuals ranging from VP to CEO totaling $25.5mm in sales
  • VP Scott W Sproule was the lone seller at the SPX Corporation, selling $7.2mm worth of shares
  • Director Borge Hald was the lone seller at Medallia, selling $16.2mm worth of shares.

For small caps… (Tracker link here) 

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There were 11 companies with net sales greater than $1mm, with International Money Expressstanding out:

  • International Money Express directors Justin B Wender and Adam P Godfrey sold $7.8mm worth of shares apiece, with CEO Robert List adding on $1.6mm in sales

The Buyers

Insider buying activity this week was infrequent. Only two companies across all market cap classifications had more than 1mm in net buys… (Tracker link here) 

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  • CEO Ernest S Rady was the lone buyer at American Assets Trust, purchasing $3.8mm worth of shares

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