History LessonMarket Profile Theorems, a Seattle-based investment research firm, has spent the past 17 years tracking insider transactions at big companies like HCA. The firm's research director, Michael Painchaud, says that HCA insiders have always been regular sellers of the company's stock. However, he says, they grew even more aggressive during the summer time frame that has now come under scrutiny. Indeed, Painchaud's data show, HCA insiders have cashed in more money on stock sales so far this year than they have during any full year in the company's history.
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HCA stock over the years