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Comment for Most Recent Insider Buys

February 03, 2009

we have insider buys but what about an insider sell tool?
  • 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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m.aboulwafa
M.aboulwafa - 5 years ago
CEO,CFO sells
gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 5 years ago
There are much more insider sales than insider buys. Currently insider sales are only listed under specific stocks.

By the way, why an overall picture of Insider sells are important?
augustabound
Augustabound - 5 years ago
m.aboulwafa Wrote:

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> we have insider buys but what about an insider

> sell tool?

I like to go by how Peter Lynch described insider selling, they can do it for many reasons, few of which are in reaction to the business model.

A lot of variables go with insider selling from locking in profits, to selling for personal reasons like paying down debt, a renovation, divorce, child expenses etc.

There's only one reason for insider buying, confidence in the company and it's direction.


Callaquin
Callaquin - 5 years ago
if you think the businesss if flawed and then see insider selling, this can help you decide no? i never check insider activity, but im just saying...

augustabound
Augustabound - 5 years ago
Sure, I guess if multiple insiders are selling in a poor or declining business that could be a flag.
m.aboulwafa
M.aboulwafa - 5 years ago
yes if you see heavy selling the way Mozilo sold Countrywide, and we shorted at $40, then we could have made serious money. Especially when its just not one insider but several.
newhigh
Newhigh premium member - 5 years ago
1. I need to download a list of CFO insider buys. Everytime I try to download this from Gurufocus, I seem to get a list of all insiders, not just the CFOs. Can the system be improved to allow us to download by criteria such as "officer", "CFO", "director" etc

2. Is there a way we can download or list the following:

- Insider buys in x weeks as a percent of total number of listed shares.

- Insider buys by sector.

Hope you can help. I'm currently having to subscribe to other services for this information.
gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 5 years ago
Yes, these can be done. We will update the insider download page to include these.

Can you also let us know how you use the downloaded data, if possible? Maybe we can include some more info into the download which will reduce your work?

gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 5 years ago
This page has been updated to include sector/industr, market cap, positions of the insiders in Excel download.
newhigh
Newhigh premium member - 5 years ago
Thanks for the great changes to the Insider section! This will save me a great deal of time. And hopefully get you new clients who are currently dependent on other (very expensive) insider subscription services. Can I suggest a couple of important refinements to what you have already done? You'd be providing a really unique, not to mentionally highly marketable, service if you can do the following:

1. I love it when CFOs or other savvy operators massively increase their holdings on the open market. Can we somehow download a list of those companies with the highest % change in insider buying in the last x months? My own personal interest would be to look at those companies where CFOs are using their own money to massively increase their holdings by 500% or more - a sure vote of confidence in the company's future prospects; when screening, it would be nice if your system could allow us to eliminate those stocks where insiders have been selling in the last x months.

2. I only like to buy stocks where savvy insiders, eg CFOs, are buying on the open market AND, most importantly, where ROE has improved recently. Is there some way you can adapt the system to screen for these criteria? Displaying a few fundabentals like "%change in ROE" in the excel download, together with the insider data, would be a great start.

3. The great Peter Lynch was fond of stocks where institutional ownership was very low - often below 1%. Stocks with increasing institutional ownership will always fare well, especially when insiders are buying as well. Is there some way you can adapt the system so we can select only those stocks where last reported institutional ownership was above or below x%? Data on institutional ownership is freely available eg. http://moneycentral.msn.com/ownership?Symbol=lts

I spend so much time doing the above manually. If you get this going, I will take great pleasure in recommending your site to interested journalists at Investors Business Daily and Barrons.

Long live Gurufocus! Keep up the great work.

Many thanks


gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 5 years ago
Thank you for the valuable suggestions. We will work toward that.

Of course if you can recommend GuruFocus to the media, it will be very helpful to its "long live", especially during this tough time.

gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 5 years ago
Insider Sells have also been added.
puff6962
Puff6962 - 5 years ago
I would like to see the insider buys with a column also showing the DCF margin of safety calculation. 10/5/1 year book value growth would also be great.
sumnerg
Sumnerg premium member - 5 years ago
Seems to be error in heading above.

" Stocks That Have Been Sold ...." should read "Stocks That Have Bought..."

pcspcs
Pcspcs - 5 years ago
Your system does not allow proper sorting. Sorts the current page, not the entire list. I want to sort the entire list by company, trade price, etc. Also, sometimes headings do not show as sort links. Many times page must be refreshed several times to correct this.
gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 5 years ago
As you can see from this page, there are 619 pages in total, data goes back to 3 years ago. Therefore, if we want to sort, we have to sort within certain ranges, either within a time period or within certain number of buys/sells.
kostinkopower
Kostinkopower - 1 year ago
Pcspcs,

I agree. cant sort the way i want.
gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 1 year ago
All In One screener allows you to sort Insider data any ways you want:

http://www.gurufocus.com/screener/

michelle
Michelle premium member - 1 year ago
Gurufocus,

Great functionality. Can you add the PE column to this table? Thanks.
ferrazo
Ferrazo - 1 year ago
It would be useful to have a more detailed graph... relative to the ttm or 6 months.. t
jungsoojang
Jungsoojang - 1 year ago
fold
DavidWX
DavidWX premium member - 1 year ago
You know what would be awesome? If we could generate a list of insider cluster buys which include one CEO and or CFO buy.
peporter
Peporter - 1 year ago
What is everyone's take on DUTV with it's position and growth ??
gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 1 year ago
DavidWX,

you can do that with All-IN-One Screener:

http://www.gurufocus.com/screener/

jungsoojang
Jungsoojang - 1 year ago
DavidWX,

Thanks a lot.
tmcad531
Tmcad531 premium member - 11 months ago
I need help! Can someone explain what these graphs are telling me. I am a quick study once its broken down.

Thank you!
gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 11 months ago
Tmcad531;

please read this:

http://www.gurufocus.com/news/99283/

sm2200
Sm2200 premium member - 7 months ago
What are the steps to get Insider Sells
vipertonic
Vipertonic - 6 months ago
There should be more that you don't need to subscribe for. This site may be useful but the hard sell is off-putting.
vipertonic
Vipertonic - 6 months ago
everywhere you go asks for 7 day free trial. Rather than joining I may remove from bookmarks.
wang3stone
Wang3stone premium member - 6 months ago
What's the meaning of SPY curve?
ray.wong
Ray.wong - 6 months ago
Wang3stone,

SPY is the ticker of the ETF that tracks the S&P 500.
jschmitz47
Jschmitz47 premium member - 4 months ago
When I sort these (by ticker), it only sorts the current page - i.e. 20 or so records. I would like to see all the transactions for one ticker together to look for cluster buys or cluster sales.
jschmitz47
Jschmitz47 premium member - 4 months ago
Tmcad531@aol.com,

Go run some of the tutorials. They're not bad.
jschmitz47
Jschmitz47 premium member - 4 months ago
DavidWX,

I second this.
KazumaQB
KazumaQB premium member - 3 months ago
GuruFocus Staff,

Tim Gitzel is the CEO of Cameco Corp, but many of the things on this page list Clear Channel Outdoors Holdings Inc. Please fix the error.

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