The SEC processed 171 Form 4 filings today. These transactions involved activity in 82 companies and came from 158 insiders. Individual transactions totaling over $1 million in market value occurred in 32 of these filings. There were 7 companies with aggregated total market value transactions that exceeded the high value threshold and within these companies were 8 individual insiders with transactions that were greater than $1 million.
The S&P 500 index had 53 individuals from 22 companies reporting insider trades. This level of activity was close to the average for the prior month and close to that of preceding week. High value transactions reflected in this activity came from 4 individuals in 3 companies, with approximately $23,879,528 in market value, and came from discretionary sales of 131,376 shares.
Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:
Significant Insider Sales in Shares of Lockheed Martin (LMT) Extends the Selling Trend of Last Quarter
SEC filings today revealed notable insider sales of Lockheed Martin shares as two insiders — Marillyn A Hewson, Director and Officer, and Maryanne Lavan, Officer — sold 36,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $10,454,904. In the past 90 days prior to this transaction there was one insider buy/sell transaction which resulted in the sale of 9,316 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 45,316 shares and have averaged 15,105 shares per transaction over this time period.
Today’s Insider Activity
* Marillyn A Hewson, Director and Officer, sold 26,000 shares
* Maryanne Lavan, Officer, sold 10,000 shares
Continued Level of Significant Insider Selling at Mastercard (MA)
One Mastercard insider — Mastercard Foundation, 10% Owner — today, disposed of 87,618 shares having a market value of approximately $11,213,594, as disclosed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to this transaction which resulted in the sale of 87,618 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 175,236 shares and have averaged 87,618 shares per transaction over this time period.
The level of buy/sell trading at Mastercard is is above the 9 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Internet Security & Transactions Services peer group saw 3 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.3 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Mastercard insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 20,000 shares purchased and 118,878 shares sold with company insiders selling 32,959 shares on average. The data obtained in evaluating and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.
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