Microsoft (MSFT) Insider Makes Significant Share Sale

Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Microsoft (MSFT) Insider Makes Significant Share Sale

A filing with the SEC today indicated a substantial insider sale of Microsoft shares as — Jean-Philippe Courtois, Officer — disposed of 30,268 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $2,237,882. There have been 3 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 7,112,733 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 7,143,001 shares and have averaged 1,785,750 shares per transaction over this time period.

Relative to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Microsoft is higher than the 90-company peer group average. Software peer group saw 178 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 19,917,608 shares sold with company insiders selling 107,052 shares on average.

Insider buying and selling activity that is significant 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 creating and writing this story.

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