Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:15 PM ET
Insider Selling at Microsoft (MSFT) Continues with Significant Sale
A notable insider sale of the shares of Microsoft was revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC today, showing — Amy Hood, Officer — sold 81,477 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $5,927,408. 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 sale of 7,031,256 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 7,112,733 shares and have averaged 2,370,911 shares per transaction over this time period.
Compared to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Microsoft is greater than the 90-company peer group average. Software peer group saw 177 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 862,347 shares purchased and 19,883,351 shares sold with company insiders selling 107,463 shares on average.
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