Significant Transactions for Friday, May 5, 2017

The SEC saw 632 Form 4 filings reported today. These transactions involved activity in 244 companies and came from 627 insiders. Within this insider activity were 59 transactions which individually represented over $1 million in market value. Companies with aggregate market value transactions of over $1 million numbered 20, and within these companies there were 34 individual insiders surpassing the high value threshold.

The S&P 500 index had 130 individuals from 51 companies reporting insider trades. This activity was very much higher than the average for the month and very much above that of preceding week. High value transactions included in this activity came from 8 individuals in 5 companies, representing $665,238,319 in market value, and came from discretionary sales of 9,708,870 shares.

Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:

Microsoft (MSFT) sees Significant Insider Sales Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

Microsoft, today, saw two insiders — G Mason Morfit, Director, and William H Gates III, Director — dispose 9,500,000 shares having a market value of approximately $654,190,785, as disclosed in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. There have been 3 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the disposition of 10,142,694 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 19,642,694 shares and have averaged 3,928,539 shares per transaction over this time period.

Today’s Insider Activity
* G Mason Morfit, Director, sold 7,000,000 shares
* William H Gates III, Director, sold 2,500,000 shares

Insider Sales at Extended Stay America (STAY) Extends the Selling Trend of Last Quarter

Three insiders — Paulson & Co Inc, 10% Owner, Blackstone Real Estate Associates Vi-Esh LP, 10% Owner, and Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI A-ESH LP, 10% Owner — sold 30,750,000 shares of Extended Stay America having a market value of approximately $529,811,649, today, as reported in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. There have been 6 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. These trades have resulted in the acquisition of 15,000 company shares and the sale of 42,708,332 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 73,443,332 shares and have averaged 8,163,704 shares per transaction over this time period.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Paulson & Co Inc, 10% Owner, sold 10,250,000 shares
* Blackstone Real Estate Associates Vi-Esh LP, 10% Owner, sold 10,250,000 shares
* Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI A-ESH LP, 10% Owner, sold 10,250,000 shares

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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