Friday, November 03, 2017 10:15 PM ET
Insider Selling at Microsoft (MSFT) Continues with Significant Sale
There was a substantial sale of shares of Microsoft by an insider today, as indicated in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider — Frank H Brod, Officer — disposed of 15,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $1,261,200. 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 7,111,745 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 7,126,745 shares and have averaged 1,781,686 shares per transaction over this time period.
Over the last 90 days, the number of insider buy/sell trades at Microsoft is greater than the 95-company peer group average. Software peer group saw 151 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.6 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Microsoft insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 1,358,745 shares purchased and 9,918,114 shares sold with company insiders selling 56,685 shares on average.
For the purpose of evaluating significant insider buying and selling all trades reported to the SEC that involve awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers have been eliminated in data sourced to compose and write this story.
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