Today, insiders filed 438 Form 4 reports with the SEC. These filings involved 424 insiders and represented 164 companies. Within this insider activity were 39 transactions which individually represented over $1 million in market value. There were 14 companies with aggregated total market value transactions that exceeded the high value threshold and within these companies were 39 individual insiders with transactions that were greater than $1 million.
Within the S&P 500 index there were 59 individual filers from 26 companies reporting insider trades. This level of activity was substantially below the average for the 30 days and very much lower than that of prior 5 days. This activity included high value transactions representing $9,263,947 in market value, involved 11 individual filers from 4 companies, and came from discretionary purchases of 171,379 shares and discretionary sales of 49,987 shares.
Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:
Insider buy at Ford Motor (F) is Significant Breaks Selling Trend of Last Quarter
There was a substantial insider buying activity in Ford Motor shares today as disclosed in a filing with the SEC. One insider — William Clay Ford Jr, Director and Officer — purchased 171,379 shares in the company having a net market value of approximately $1,999,993. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to this transaction which resulted in the sale of 50,309 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net purchases of 121,070 shares and have averaged 110,844 shares per transaction over this time period. Insiders at Ford Motor have a higher number of buy/sell trades than the 20-peer company average over the last 90-day period.
The Auto & Truck Manufacturers peer group saw 4 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.2 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Ford Motor insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 57,854 shares sold with company insiders having sold 14,464 shares on average. In order to focus on 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 data used to compose and write this story.
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