Significant Transactions for Thursday, June 22, 2017

The number of Form 4 filings recorded with the SEC today, was 306. These filings involved 305 insiders and represented 136 companies. Individual filings where there was more than $1 million in market value represented, occurred in 32 filings. Companies with aggregate market value transactions of over $1 million numbered 18, and within these companies there were 27 individual insiders surpassing the high value threshold.

Within the S&P 500 index there were 15 companies reporting insider trades which included 20 individuals. This activity was markedly beneath the average for the month and materially below that of previous week. Insiders with high value transactions numbered 3, who traded 74,000 shares, having a market value of approximately $14,457,496, involved 3 companies, and came from discretionary purchases of 20,000 shares and discretionary sales of 54,000 shares.

Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:

Lantheus Holdings (LNTH) sees Significant Insider Sales Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

Two insiders — David F Burgstahler, 10% Owner and Director, and Avista Capital Partners GP Llc, 10% Owner — today, sold 6,000,000 shares of Lantheus Holdings having a market value of approximately $89,220,000, as disclosed in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. There have been 5 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the sale of 6,050,033 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 12,050,033 shares and have averaged 1,721,433 shares per transaction over this time period.

Today’s Insider Activity
* David F Burgstahler, 10% Owner and Director, sold 3,000,000 shares
* Avista Capital Partners GP Llc, 10% Owner, sold 3,000,000 shares

Significant Insider Selling in Shares of Nvidia Corp (NVDA) Continues

There was a significant insider sale of Nvidia Corp shares today, as indicated in a filing with the SEC as — Robert K Burgess, Director — disposed of 50,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $7,903,905 There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the disposition of 102,500 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 152,500 shares and have averaged 50,833 shares per transaction over this time period.

The number of buy-sell trades for Nvidia Corp is close to that of the 79 member peer company average. The Semiconductors peer group saw 201 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 2.5 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade transacted by Nvidia Corp insiders is higher. Within the peer group there were 175,864 shares purchased and 2,358,970 shares sold with company insiders selling 10,861 shares on average. The data sourced in creating 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.

Another 16 companies had significant insider transactions based on UpTick Data Technologies’ analysis. Using proprietary artificial intelligence methods, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends. For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com.

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Significant Transactions for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

There were 298 Form 4 filings processed today with the SEC. This activity came from 292 insiders involving 167 companies. Individual filings where there was more than $1 million in market value represented, occurred in 38 filings. Companies with aggregate market value transactions of over $1 million numbered 21, and within these companies there were 40 individual insiders surpassing the high value threshold.

Within the S&P 500 index there were 35 individual filers from 23 companies reporting insider trades. This level of activity was markedly beneath the average for the 30 days and close to that of preceding 5 days. Insiders with high value transactions numbered 2, who traded 235,000 shares, having a market value of approximately $20,591,303, involved 2 companies, and came from discretionary purchases of 20,000 shares and discretionary sales of 215,000 shares.

Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:

Significant Insider Sales Reported in Shares of HealthEquity (HQY) Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

Two insiders — Frank Medici, Director, and Berkley Capital Llc, 10% Owner — today, disposed of 308,530 shares of HealthEquity having a market value of approximately $16,023,780, as revealed in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. There have been 4 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. These trades have resulted in the purchase of 5,000 company shares and the disposition of 1,008,327 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 1,311,857 shares and have averaged 220,310 shares per transaction over this time period.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Frank Medici, Director, sold 154,265 shares
* Berkley Capital Llc, 10% Owner, sold 154,265 shares

Significant Insider purchase Extends the buy Trend of Last 90 Days in Shares of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

One International Flavors & Fragrances insider — Winder Investment Pte Ltd, 10% Owner — today, bought 20,000 shares having a market value of approximately $2,735,940, as disclosed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. There have been 3 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. These trades have resulted in the purchase of 495,140 company shares and the disposition of 1,533 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net purchases of 513,607 shares and have averaged 129,168 shares per transaction over this time period.

The number of buy-sell trades for International Flavors & Fragrances is close to that of the 5 member peer company average. The Food Ingredients peer group saw 21 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 4.2 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade transacted by International Flavors & Fragrances insiders is higher. Within the peer group there were 495,140 shares purchased and 1,533 shares sold with company insiders acquiring 164,536 shares on average. To bring into focus significant insider buying and selling activity, 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 has been eliminated in data obtained to create and write this story.

Another 19 companies had significant insider transactions based on UpTick Data Technologies’ analysis. Using proprietary artificial intelligence methods, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends. For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com.

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Significant Transactions for Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Today there were 288 Form 4 filings processed by the SEC. There were 286 insiders represented in these filings, involving activity in 145 companies. Individual filings where there was more than $1 million in market value represented, occurred in 32 filings. Companies with aggregate market value transactions of over $1 million numbered 12, and within these companies there were 21 individual insiders surpassing the high value threshold.

There were 34 companies in the S&P 500 index representing 69 individuals reporting insider activity. This activity was markedly beneath the average for the month and markedly below that of last week. Included in this activity, were high value transactions representing 5 individuals in 4 companies, involving $7,870,223 in market value, and came from discretionary sales of 108,254 shares.

Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:

Insider Sales at Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) at Significant level, Reverses the Buying Trend of Last Quarter

Hilton Grand Vacations, today, saw three insiders — Blackstone Real Estate Partners Vi Te 2 Lp, 10% Owner, Blackstone Real Estate Associates Vi Lp, 10% Owner, and Hlt Holdco Iii Llc, 10% Owner — dispose 28,950,000 shares having a market value of approximately $1,024,830,000, as reported in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to these transactions which resulted in the purchase of 28,000 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 28,922,000 shares and have averaged 7,244,500 shares per transaction over this time period.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Blackstone Real Estate Partners Vi Te 2 Lp, 10% Owner, sold 9,650,000 shares
* Blackstone Real Estate Associates Vi Lp, 10% Owner, sold 9,650,000 shares
* Hlt Holdco Iii Llc, 10% Owner, sold 9,650,000 shares

Insider purchases at Medley Capital (MCC) Extend the Trend of Significant Buying of Last 90 Days

Today at Medley Capital two insiders — Brook Taube, 10% Owner, Director and Officer, and Seth Taube, 10% Owner and Director — acquired 823,272 shares having a market value of approximately $5,223,891, as reflected in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been buys resulting in the acquisition of 7,144,696 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net purchases of 7,967,968 shares and have averaged 1,991,992 shares per transaction over this time period.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Brook Taube, 10% Owner, Director and Officer, bought 411,636 shares
* Seth Taube, 10% Owner and Director, bought 411,636 shares

Another 10 companies had significant insider transactions based on UpTick Data Technologies’ analysis. Using proprietary artificial intelligence methods, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends. For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com.

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Which Companies have the Most Active Insiders?

Ever wonder which companies have the most insider transactions?  While monitoring UpTick’s Insider News feed and selecting stories for our daily blog post,  I see a lot of transactions.  But after a while, you start to see some companies a lot more frequently than others.  I thought it might be interesting to visualize this in a word cloud.

To do this, I queried our database since the beginning of the year and counted up the number of times UpTick published a story based on a Form 4 Insider Filing sourced from the SEC’s EDGAR site (www.sec.gov) using our NLG technology.  This includes both purchases and sales but limited to transaction values of at least $25,000.  Using these data, I produced the following word cloud using the company’s ticker symbol as the word.  (For companies such as Wayfair which have a single letter ticker symbol and don’t register as a word, I substituted the company name.)

Most Active Insider Companies

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Here are the top 10 companies with the number of Form 4 Filing stories from January 1, 2017 to June 16, 2017*:

  1. CRM Salesforce.com – 190
  2. W Wayfair Inc. – 121
  3. FCB Financial Holdings Inc. – 114
  4. ZION Zions Bancorp – 88
  5. FB Facebook Inc. – 87
  6. OPK Opko Health Inc. – 82
  7. CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp – 72
  8. BSX Boston Scientific Corporation – 71
  9. GOOG Alphabet Inc. – 65
  10. ALKS Alkermes Plc -63

If you are interested in creating a similar word cloud using Python, check out https://github.com/amueller/word_cloud.

*Minimum transaction size of $25,000

 

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Significant Transactions for Monday, June 19, 2017

The number of Form 4 filings recorded with the SEC today, was 496. There were 493 insiders involved in these filings, reflecting activity in 216 companies. Individual filings where there was more than $1 million in market value represented, occurred in 35 filings. There were 9 companies with aggregated total market value transactions that exceeded the high value threshold and within these companies were 13 individual insiders with transactions that were greater than $1 million.

Activity within the S&P 500 index was centered around 44 companies with 108 individuals reporting insider trades. This level of activity was very much beneath the average for the month and substantially beneath that of prior week. This activity represented high value transactions having approximately $6,733,101 in market value, reflected 2 individual filers from 2 companies, and came from discretionary purchases of 10,000 shares and discretionary sales of 50,000 shares.

Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:

Significant Insider Sales in Shares of Workday (WDAY) Extends the Selling Trend of Last Quarter

There was a substantial level of insider selling disclosed today in filings with the SEC for Workday. Two insiders — Mark S Peek, Officer, and Philip W Wilmington, Officer — sold 20,622 shares in the company for approximately $2,021,043. There have been 9 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the sale of 127,090 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 147,712 shares and have averaged 13,428 shares per transaction over this time period.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Mark S Peek, Officer, sold 1,563 shares
* Philip W Wilmington, Officer, sold 19,059 shares

Another 8 companies had significant insider transactions based on UpTick Data Technologies’ analysis. Using proprietary artificial intelligence methods, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends. For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com.

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Insider Roundup for Week Ending June 16, 2017

The week of June 10 to June 16, 2017 saw 2,677 Form 4 filings processed with the SEC. These transactions involved activity in 912 companies and came from 2,460 insiders. The vast majority of the reported activity was centered within the following transaction types: 155,455,154 discretionary share sales; 2,537,419 discretionary share tax sales; 22,953,794 share award transactions; 83,925,118 shares related to options and derivative security transactions; and 13,832,503 discretionary share purchases.

There were approximately 298,503,882 shares related to these transactions having a market value of approximately $8,386,538,539. “Acquired” shares in these aforementioned transactions is defined as shares retained from an award or through conversions, net of any tax sales, and discretionary purchases, and were approximately 80,569,789 shares. “Disposed” shares were approximately 213,529,170 and are defined as shares awarded and then sold as part of a single filing, and like transactions for options and derivative securities, and non-tax related discretionary sales. Included in the reported individual transactions were 1,541 that represented less than $100,000 in market value, while there were 855 with a market value in excess of $100,000 and within this activity were 281 transactions which individually represented over $1 million in market value.

Transactions by Market Value & Industry Group

Companies with aggregate market value transactions of over $1 million numbered 194, and within these companies there were 259 individual insiders surpassing the high value threshold. The two industry groups with the largest number of acquired shares were Wireless Telecom and Gyms, Fitness and Spa Centers. Insiders within these groups acquired 6,000,000 shares and 4,060,082 shares respectively. The two groups with the largest dispositions by insiders were the Hotels, Motels & Cruise Lines industry group where insiders disposed of 49,500,000 shares followed by the Residential Builders – Single Homes industry group where insiders disposed of 43,662,624 shares.

Using proprietary artificial intelligence methods, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends. For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com.

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Significant Transactions for Friday, June 16, 2017

Insiders filed 588 Form 4 reports with the SEC today. These transactions involved activity in 238 companies and came from 578 insiders. Of these individual transactions, 48 were filings that represented over $1 million in market value. There were 24 companies with aggregated total market value transactions that exceeded the high value threshold and within these companies were 40 individual insiders with transactions that were greater than $1 million.

Activity within the S&P 500 index was centered around 38 companies with 75 individuals reporting insider trades. This activity was much below the average for the month and substantially below that of preceding week. High value transactions represented $168,389,357 in market value, reflected 8 individual filers from 6 companies, and came from discretionary purchases of 1,350,955 shares and discretionary sales of 177,870 shares.

Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:

Insiders at Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Make Significant purchases of Stock

There were significant insider purchases of Alexion Pharmaceuticals shares today, as reflected in filings with the SEC as three insiders — Christopher J Coughlin, Director, Alvin S Parven, Director, and Baker Bros Advisors Lp, Director — purchased 1,350,955 shares in the company having a net market value of approximately $157,149,644. This is the first insider buy/sell trade in the past 90 days.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Christopher J Coughlin, Director, bought 2,000 shares
* Alvin S Parven, Director, sold 835 shares
* Baker Bros Advisors Lp, Director, bought 1,348,955 shares

Continued Level of Significant Insider Selling at Installed Building Products (IBP)

A significant insider sale of the shares of Installed Building Products was indicated in a form 4 document filed with the SEC today, showing — Jeffrey W Edwards, 10% Owner, Director and Officer — sold 600,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $31,500,000. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to this transaction which resulted in the sale of 3,499 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 603,499 shares and have averaged 301,750 shares per transaction over this time period.

Insider buy/sell trading at Installed Building Products is greater than the 17 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Construction Supplies & Fixtures peer group saw 13 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.8 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Installed Building Products insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 56,551 shares purchased and 135,532 shares sold with company insiders selling 6,075 shares on average. To bring into focus significant insider buying and selling activity, 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 has been eliminated in data used to compose and write this story.

Another 22 companies had significant insider transactions based on UpTick Data Technologies’ analysis. Using proprietary artificial intelligence methods, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends. For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com.

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