Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:15 PM ET
Significant Insider Selling in Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) Continues
A filing with the SEC today revealed a significant insider sale of Microsoft shares as — Frank H Brod, Officer — disposed of 18,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $1,496,759. 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 27,000 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 45,000 shares and have averaged 15,000 shares per transaction over this time period.
Over the last 90 days, the number of insider buy/sell trades at Microsoft is greater than its 97-company peer group average. The Software peer group saw 173 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.8 transactions per company. However, the number of shares traded per transaction by Microsoft insiders is lower than its peers. Within the peer group there were 1,215,604 shares purchased and 6,765,239 shares sold with company insiders having sold 32,079 shares on average over this time period.
In order to focus on significant insider buying and selling activity, 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 has been eliminated data used to create and write this story.
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