The point is that senior employees of public companies are required to make their transactions public. It seems to me that this is an important market indicator – if the CEO of a large company sells most of his stock or buys more, this indirectly determines the company’s performance and the mood of employees. Of course, insider trading based on non-public information is illegal. However, when the company’s employees buy or sell its shares in large quantities, it is completely legal and an important indicator of its affairs.
I’ve been collecting information from Nasdaq and other official sources. Then I aggregated it by months and got two lists as a result – the first is the top 5 companies by insider buying activity and the second is Top 5 by Insider selling activity.
So, top 5 companies by insider buying activity:
1. $ATSG (Air Transport Services Group)
2. $PZZA (Papa John’s International Inc.)
3. $EXPI (eXp World Holdings Inc.)
4. $PFSI (PennyMac Financial Services Inc.)
5. $STLD (Steel Dynamics Inc.)
I will post the second list with the top 5 companies by insider selling activity later in a separate post, if you like this topic.
I entrust the analysis of the reasons for such peaks in insider activity to commentators – some are quite obvious, others are not.Your thoughts?
Disclaimer: This information is only for educational purposes. Do not make any investment decisions based on the information in this article. Do you own due diligence or consult your financial professional before making any investment decision.