Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:15 PM ET
Significant Insider purchase of Sprint (S) Shares Extends the Buying Trend of Last Quarter
There was a significant insider buying activity in Sprint shares today as revealed in a filing with the SEC. One insider — Softbank Group Corp, 10% Owner — purchased 5,095,549 shares in the company having a net market value of approximately $28,764,214. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to this transaction which resulted in the purchase of 33,104,491 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net purchases of 38,200,040 shares and have averaged 19,100,020 shares per transaction over this time period.
Sprint insider trading represents a level of buy/sell trades that is above for the 38 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Wireless Telecommunications Services peer group saw 36 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.9 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Sprint insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 33,575,425 shares purchased and 88,833 shares sold with company insiders acquiring 2,391,899 shares on average.
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