The SEC reported 534 Form 4 filings today. There were 522 insiders represented in these filings, involving activity in 235 companies. Within this insider activity were 66 transactions which individually represented over $1 million in market value. There were 20 companies with aggregated total market value transactions that exceeded the high value threshold and within these companies were 30 individual insiders with transactions that were greater than $1 million.
The S&P 500 index had 114 individuals from 54 companies reporting insider trades. This activity was significantly lower than the average for the month and very much below that of last week. High value transactions had approximately $61,123,273 in market value, represented 6 individual filers from 5 companies, and came from discretionary purchases of 429,570 shares and discretionary sales of 233,974 shares.
Among the most significant insider transactions for the day:
Insider at Advance Auto Parts (AAP) Make Significant purchase of Stock Extends the Trend of Last Quarter
Significant insider buying activity was revealed in Advance Auto Parts shares in a form 4 document filed with the SEC today, showing — Jeffrey C Smith, Director — purchased 350,000 shares in the company having a net market value of approximately $47,000,042. 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 24,395 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net purchases of 374,395 shares and have averaged 124,798 shares per transaction over this time period.
Relative to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Advance Auto Parts is higher than the 5-company peer group average. Automotive Parts & Accessories Retailers peer group saw 5 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.0 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Advance Auto Parts insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 24,445 shares purchased and 600 shares sold with company insiders purchasing 5,961 shares on average. Significant insider buying and selling activity has been determined by eliminating 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 in data obtained in composing and writing this story.
Insiders Make Significant Stock Buys in Liberty Media (LSXMK) Shares Extending the 90 day Trend
Two insiders — Berkshire Hathaway Inc, 10% Owner, and R Ted Weschler, Required Filer — purchased 2,043,658 shares of Liberty Media having a market value of approximately $84,953,730 today, 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. These trades have resulted in the purchase of 21,777,214 company shares and the sale of 13,546 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net purchases of 23,807,326 shares and have averaged 4,766,884 shares per transaction over this time period.
Today’s Insider Activity
* Berkshire Hathaway Inc, 10% Owner, bought 1,021,829 shares
* R Ted Weschler, Required Filer, bought 1,021,829 shares
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