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
Here are the top 10 companies with the number of Form 4 Filing stories from January 1, 2017 to June 16, 2017*:
- CRM Salesforce.com – 190
- W Wayfair Inc. – 121
- FCB Financial Holdings Inc. – 114
- ZION Zions Bancorp – 88
- FB Facebook Inc. – 87
- OPK Opko Health Inc. – 82
- CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp – 72
- BSX Boston Scientific Corporation – 71
- GOOG Alphabet Inc. – 65
- 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