Insider at Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Makes Significant Sale of Stock

Friday, March 09, 2018 10:15 PM ET

Insider at Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Makes Significant Sale of Stock

One Ligand Pharmaceuticals insider Jason Aryeh, Director, today, disposed of 7,500 shares having a market value of approximately $1,317,994, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. 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 25,925 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 33,425 shares and have averaged 8,356 shares per transaction over this time period.

Over the last 90 days, the number of insider buy/sell trades at Ligand Pharmaceuticals is greater than its 191-company peer group average. The Biotechnology & Medical Research peer group saw 177 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.9 transactions per company. However, the number of shares traded per transaction by Ligand Pharmaceuticals insiders is lower than its peers. Within the peer group there were 11,127,908 shares purchased and 6,944,993 shares sold with company insiders purchasing 36,692 shares on average over this time period.

The data used in evaluating and writing in this story eliminates 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.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Continued Level of Significant Insider Selling at Intuit (INTU)

Friday, March 09, 2018 10:15 PM ET

Continued Level of Significant Insider Selling at Intuit (INTU)

A SEC filing today indicated a notable insider sale of Intuit shares as — Scott D Cook, Director and Officer — sold 159,556 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $27,165,852. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to this transaction which resulted in the sale of 702,395 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 861,951 shares and have averaged 430,976 shares per transaction over this time period.

Compared to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Intuit is below the 64-company peer group average. Enterprise Software peer group saw 170 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 2.7 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade for Intuit is higher. Within the peer group there were 548,162 shares purchased and 8,316,289 shares sold with company insiders selling 45,695 shares on average.

The data obtained in creating and writing in this story eliminates 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.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com. Copyright 2018 UpTick Data Technologies. All rights reserved.

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Insiders Make Significant Stock Sales in First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) Shares Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

Friday, March 09, 2018 10:15 PM ET

Insiders Make Significant Stock Sales in First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) Shares Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

A notable level of insider sales in First Midwest Bancorp was disclosed in form 4 documents filed with the SEC today. Three insiders — Patrick J McDonnell, Director, Robert P O’Meara, Director, and J Stephen Vanderwoude, Director — disposed of 93,079 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $2,414,888. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to these transactions which resulted in the sale of 50,000 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 143,079 shares and have averaged 35,770 shares per transaction over this time period.

In relation to the peer group over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at First Midwest Bancorp is above the 346-company peer group average. Banks peer group saw 434 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.3 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for First Midwest Bancorp insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 285,051 shares purchased and 2,178,359 shares sold with company insiders having sold 4,362 shares on average.

The data used in creating and writing in this story eliminates 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.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Patrick J McDonnell, Director, sold 25,392 shares
* Robert P O’Meara, Director, sold 25,300 shares
* J Stephen Vanderwoude, Director, sold 42,387 shares

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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FibroGen (FGEN) sees Significant Insider Selling Continuing

Friday, March 09, 2018 10:15 PM ET

FibroGen (FGEN) sees Significant Insider Selling Continuing

There was a substantial sale of shares of FibroGen by an insider today, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider — Rory B Riggs, Director — sold 22,905 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $1,276,954. There have been 5 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 195,472 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 218,377 shares and have averaged 36,396 shares per transaction over this time period.

The number of insider buy/sell trades at FibroGen is greater than that of the 191 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Biotechnology & Medical Research peer group saw 177 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.9 transactions per company. However, the number of shares traded per transaction by FibroGen insiders is lower than its peers. Within the peer group there were 11,127,908 shares purchased and 6,944,993 shares sold with company insiders acquiring 36,692 shares on average over this time period.

The data sourced in evaluating and writing in this story eliminates 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.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com. Copyright 2018 UpTick Data Technologies. All rights reserved.

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Insider Makes Significant Stock buy in Ecolab (ECL) Shares Breaks neutral Trend of Last 90 Days

Friday, March 09, 2018 10:15 PM ET

Insider Makes Significant Stock buy in Ecolab (ECL) Shares Breaks neutral Trend of Last 90 Days

One Ecolab insider — William H Gates III, 10% Owner — today, acquired 1,329,162 shares having a market value of approximately $176,962,339, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. This is the first insider buy/sell trade in the past 90 days.

Ecolab level of buy-sell trading activity is close to the 32 member peer company average. The Specialty Chemicals peer group saw 26 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.8 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade transacted by Ecolab insiders is higher. Within the peer group there were 7,310,274 shares purchased and 527,300 shares sold with company insiders purchasing 678,297 shares on average.

In determining significant insider buying and selling, 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.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com. Copyright 2018 UpTick Data Technologies. All rights reserved.

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Insiders Make Significant Stock Sales in Cott Corp (COT) Shares

Friday, March 09, 2018 10:15 PM ET

Insiders Make Significant Stock Sales in Cott Corp (COT) Shares

There was a significant level of insider selling disclosed today in filings with the SEC for Cott Corp. Three insiders — Jason R Ausher, Officer, Marni Morgan Poe, Officer, and Jay Wells, Officer — disposed of 70,000 shares in the company for approximately $1,110,850. These are the first insider buy/sell trades in the past 90 days. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have averaged 23,333 shares per transaction.

Insider buy/sell trading at Cott Corp is above the 11 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Business Support Supplies peer group saw 5 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.5 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Cott Corp insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 61,447 shares sold with company insiders selling 12,289 shares on average.

The data sourced in evaluating and writing in this story eliminates 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.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Jason R Ausher, Officer, sold 5,000 shares
* Marni Morgan Poe, Officer, sold 30,000 shares
* Jay Wells, Officer, sold 35,000 shares

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insider Selling in Costco Wholesale (COST) Shares Continues

Friday, March 09, 2018 10:15 PM ET

Insider Selling in Costco Wholesale (COST) Shares Continues

There was a notable sale of shares of Costco Wholesale by an insider today, as disclosed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider — Timothy L Rose, Officer — sold 17,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $3,150,647. There have been 6 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 51,185 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 68,185 shares and have averaged 9,741 shares per transaction over this time period.

Compared to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Costco Wholesale is above the 10-company peer group average. Discount Stores peer group saw 19 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.9 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Costco Wholesale insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 148,612 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 7,822 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 sourced in creating and writing this story.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com. Copyright 2018 UpTick Data Technologies. All rights reserved.

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