Insider Sale at Microsoft (MSFT) Continues Selling Trend

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider Sale at Microsoft (MSFT) Continues Selling Trend

A significant insider sale of the shares of Microsoft was indicated in a form 4 document filed with the SEC today, showing — G Mason Morfit, Director — disposed of 7,000,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $507,885,000. 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 65,348 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 7,065,348 shares and have averaged 2,355,116 shares per transaction over this time period.

Over the last 90 days, the number of insider buy/sell trades at Microsoft is higher than the 89-company peer group average. Software peer group saw 181 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 2.0 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Microsoft insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 1,057,272 shares purchased and 12,704,536 shares sold with company insiders selling 64,350 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.

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