Insider buying and large 13F increases don’t always immediately translate into higher stock prices. A case in point is the development-stage biotech company Pfenex Inc. (AMEX:PFNX).
To say that March of 2020 in the REIT sector has been ugly does a disservice to the word. The average month-to-date loss for the top ten stocks in the retail REIT sector was 46.82% through the 19th. The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing most Americans to hunker...
Two Waitr Holdings (WTRH) insiders combined for a $1.07 million buy of the food delivery company's shares on Monday. The Waitr insiders' purchases came after a March 20, 2019 report by short research firm "The Friendly Bear" ravaged WTRH stock. The report was entitled:...
The January Effect and insider trading anomaly can combine for unusually profitable opportunities. As year-end approaches, it's a great time to scan the universe of equities for oversold, cheap stocks being accumulated by insiders. The January Effect refers to the tendency for stock prices -- especially...
ConAgra insider Craig Omtvedt bought $1.35 million of the food giants's stock two weeks after ConAgra Brands Inc (CAG) reported surprisingly good earnings and upped its guidance. CAG hit 52-week highs after the report. Omtvedt's Form 4 disclosing his purchase came after market hours on Jan. 3....
Paul S Levy, Chairman of the Board at Builders FirstSouce Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDR) significantly increased his stake in the building products manufacturer by 10%, buying 100,000 shares on Sept. 6 on the open market at $15.98.  According to a Form 4 filed with the SEC on Sept. 7, Levy increased his stake to 1,117,984 shares or about 1% of BLDR’s shares outstanding.
Between August of 2015 and April of 2018 Plantronics Inc. (PLT) director Brian Dexheimer sold $1.18 million of his company’s stock on the open market. Two days ago, he bought it all back. On Feb. 5 the Santa Cruz-based headset maker reported earnings per share of $1.36, beating estimates by 68%. Revenue grew 122% year over year to $510.67 million.
On Friday afternoon, CASI Pharma CEO He Wei-Wu filed a Form 4 disclosing the purchase of nearly $7.9M of CASI stock. The insider bought the shares in a public offering of 20M CASI shares at $1.90. President Larry Zhang also bought 20,153 shares in the secondary offering,...
JP Morgan insider Stephen Burke bought 75,000 shares of the nation's largest bank at $87.99 yesterday in the open market. The disclosure came in a Form 4 filing made after the market closed. The buying increased Burke's JPM holdings by 50%. Burke's open market...
A stock buyback announcement presumably means management believes a company’s shares are undervalued. So a stock typically jumps on buyback news. Indeed, IBTX shares rallied after the announcement and insider buying disclosures despite a weak broad market. Unfortunately, insider buying after a buyback announcement is the exception. Here’s a dirty little secret – the very same officers and other insiders who initiate buyback programs often sell personal shares immediately after the buyback news.