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American Insider Trades: March 8-15

Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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This last week in American insider trades we saw a noticeable increase in insider buying from company executives in the medicine and medical supplies as well as the gas and oils industry. We also saw some big insider sells from big corporations like Google, Black and Decker and Whole Foods. American corporate executives are required to report their insider activity to the SEC within two days of the insider trade.

1. Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions (MDRX)

On March 12, five corporate executives from Allscripts-Misys bought 117,225 shares of MDRX. President and CEO Paul Black added 23,625 shares for a total of $299,801. Another big buy came from Director Dennis Chookaszian who added 40,000 shares for a total of $501,200.

The total transaction amount for these insiders came to $1,482,825.



Allscripts-Misys is a medical health information company. The company provides clinical and financial information solutions and other services to hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations. Allscripts-Misys has a market cap of $2.37 billion.

Allscripts is currently held by ten gurus followed by GuruFocus. For more information on these gurus and their trades look at Allscripts-Misys guru trades page.

With its shares up 0.73%, MDRX trades at $13.81.

You can view more Allscripts-Misys insider trades here.

2. Artisan Partners Asset Management (APAM)

Artisan Partners announced last week the pricing of its initial offering of 11,054,156 shares of Class A common stock. Three insiders stepped up to get the ball rolling on trading. The Executive Vice President and two directors made initial purchases into the company’s public stock.

Executive Vice President Charles Daley bought 800 shares at $30 each for a total of $24,000. Director Jeffrey Joerres bought 3,500 shares for a total of $105,000. Lastly, Director Stephanie DiMarco made the largest buy of the day by adding 20,000 shares for a grand total of $600,000. The company executives brought in 24,300 shares for a total of $729,000.



Artisan Partners is an independent investment management firm that provides investment strategies in growing asset classes around the world. Artisan Partners has a market cap of $2.47 billion.

With its shares down 0.17% this afternoon, APAM trades at $37.59.

There are no gurus followed by GuruFocus that hold shares in Artisan Partners.

You can view more Artisan Partners insider trades here.

3. Tetra Technologies (TTI)

This week three insiders from Tetra Technologies made sizable buys. On March 12, Senior Vice President Edwin Goldman, added 9,975 shares to his stake at $9.92 per share costing him $98,952. CFO Elijio Serrano bought 11,000 shares at $9.09 costing him a total of $99,990. Senior Vice President, Philip Longorio, made the largest transaction of the day, buying 56,100 shares at $8.92. His total cost was $500,412.

The three men added a total of 77,075 shares for a grand total of $699,354.



Tetra Technologies is an oil and gas services company. The company focuses on completion fluids and associated products and services, production well testing, rig cooling and selected offshore services such as well plugging and diving. Tetra has a market cap of $802.3 million.

With its shares down 0.49%, Tetra Technologies trades at $10.15.

Tetra Technologies is currently being held by gurus: Zeke Ashton (78,000 shares), Jim Simons (566,900 shares), Chuck Royce (68,000 shares) and Paul Tudor Jones (38,800) shares.

You can view more Tetra Technologies insider trades here.

Notable Insider Sells:

1. Stanley Black and Decker (SWK)

Stanley Black and Decker reported two insider sells this week. On March 13, Chairman and CEO John Lundgren sold 150,000 of his shares at $80 per share for a total of $12 million. Senior Vice President and Group Executive Jeffrey Ansell sold 2,980 of his shares in Black and Decker for $79.90 per share. Ansell made $238,102 for his sell.

The two men sold a total of 152,980 shares of Black and Decker for a total of $12,238,102.



Stanley Black and Decker is a supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial and construction use, as well as engineered security solutions for industrial and commercial applications. Black and Decker has a market cap of $12.99 billion.

With its shares up 0.06%, Stanley Black and Decker trades at $81.14.

There are currently 12 gurus followed by GuruFocus that hold shares in Stanley Black and Decker. For more information on these gurus and their shares look at the SWK Guru Trades page.

You can view more Black and Decker insider trades here.

2. Whole Foods Market (WFM)

On March 13, the Whole Foods Market CEO, John Mackey, sold 50,000 shares for $88.01 per share for a total transaction amount of $4,400,500. Mackey still owns at least 764,969 shares after this sell. Since this transaction the price per share has gone up 1.43%.



Whole Foods Market is a Texas-based supermarket that specializes in natural and organic foods. Whole Foods is the world’s largest natural and organic foods supermarket. The company has a market cap of $16.19 billion.

With its shares down 1.72% this afternoon, Whole Foods trades at $87.06.

There are 14 gurus followed that hold a stake in Whole Foods. For more information on these gurus and their shares look at the WFM guru trades page.

You can view more Whole Foods insider trades here.

3. Google (GOOG)

Google CEO Lawrence Page reported the largest insider sell of the week by selling over 40,000 shares and raking in over $34 million.

On March 14, Google CEO Lawrence Page sold 41,668 of his shares in Google for $824.43 per share. Page made $34,289,635 with this transaction. Page still holds on to 85,000 shares after this transaction. Since this sell, the price per share has decreased by 0.87%.



Google Inc. is a search engine that maintains an index of websites and other content and makes this information freely available to anyone who has access to the Internet. Google headquarters are in Mountain View, Calif. The company has a market cap of $268.74 billion.

With its shares down 0.88% this afternoon, Google trades at $814.30.

Google is currently owned by 40 gurus followed by GuruFocus. For more information on these gurus and their shares look at Google’s guru trade page.

You can view more Google insider trades here.

4. Verisk Analytics (VRSK)

Verisk Analytics reported two insider sells this week.

CEO and Chairman Frank Coyne sold 190,479 of his shares on March 14. The price per share was $59.1 and Coyne made $11,257,309 from this transaction. On March 13, Senior Vice President and CFO Mark Anquillare sold 40,000 of his shares for $59.49 per share. Anquillare raked in $2,379,600 for this transaction.



Verisk Analytics provides information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, supply chain and risk management. The company has been able to use various technologies to collect and analyze billions of records in order to find solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverage, fire protection and data management. Verisk has a market cap of $10.07 billion.

With its shares up 0.82%, Verisk Analytics trades for $60.05.

Fourteen gurus followed by GuruFocus currently hold shares of Verisk Analytics. For more information on these gurus and their shares look at the Verisk Analytics guru trades page.

You can view more Verisk Analytics insider trades here.

  • CEO Buys, CFO Buys: Stocks that are bought by their CEO/CFOs.
  • Insider Cluster Buys: Stocks that multiple company officers and directors have bought.
  • Double Buys:: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying
  • Triple Buys: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying, and Company is buying back.

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