Continued Level of Significant Insider Selling at Alphabet (GOOG)

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Continued Level of Significant Insider Selling at Alphabet (GOOG)

A filing with the SEC today indicated a substantial insider sale of Alphabet shares as — Sundar Pichai, Director and Officer — sold 4,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $3,833,588. There have been 7 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 35,946 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 39,946 shares and have averaged 4,993 shares per transaction over this time period.

In relation to the peer group over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Alphabet is greater than the 6-company peer group average. Search Engines peer group saw 20 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 3.3 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Alphabet insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 35,946 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 1,797 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 used in composing and writing this story.

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