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Largest Insider Trades of the Week

Radius Health, Del Taco Restaurants among stocks bought by insiders

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Oct 27, 2017
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The GuruFocus All-In-One Screener can be used to find insider trades from the past week. Under the Insiders tab, change the settings for All Insider Buying to “$200,000+,” the duration to “October 2017” and All Insider Sales to “$5,000,000+."

According to the above filters, the following trades were made by company insiders this week.

Biotech Growth NV, 10% owner of Radius Health Inc. (

RDUS, Financial), bought 50,000 shares for $32.85 per share on Oct. 25. Since then, the stock price has declined to $23.02.

The drug manufacturer has a market cap of $1.33 billion and an enterprise value of $1.11 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 87.10% and insider ownership of 0.25%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has fallen 29% and is currently 45.52% below its 52-week high and 0.30% above its 52-week low.

The Abdiel Qualified Master Fund bought 65,533 shares of Appian Corp. (

APPN, Financial) for $22.23 per share on Oct. 25.

The software developer has a market cap of $1.41 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 12.25% and insider ownership of 0.02%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has dropped 7% and is currently 21.83% below its 52-week high and 7.94% above its 52-week low.

Ari B. Levy and Lawrence F. Levy, directors of Del Taco Restaurants Inc. (

TACO, Financial), bought a combined 300,000 shares for $12.55 per share on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24.

The restaurant operator has a market cap of $483.47 billion and an enterprise value of $639.9 million. It has an institutional ownership of 75.14% and insider ownership of 3.40%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has fallen 7% and is currently 21.83% below its 52-week high and 7.94% above its 52-week low.

Most important insider sales

Jeffrey E. Veatch, board advisor of On Assignment Inc. (

ASGN, Financial), sold 129,066 shares for $58.61 per share on Oct. 26.

The staffing solutions company has a market cap of $3.15 billion and enterprise value of $3.71 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 92.25% and insider ownership of 6.81%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has risen 67% and is currently 0.83% below its 52-week high and 36.05% above its 52-week low.

Charles Schwab Corp. (

SCHW, Financial) Chairman Charles R. Schwab sold 394,935 shares for $44.78 per share on Oct. 25. Since then, the stock price has risen to $45.35.

The brokerage company has a market cap of $59.79 billion and enterprise value of $56.82 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 80.03% and insider ownership of 0.25%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has risen 39% and is currently 3.38% below its 52-week high and 45.63% above its 52-week low.

Craig H. Barratt, director of Intuitive Surgical Inc. (

ISRG, Financial), sold 15,000 shares for $371.18 per share on Oct. 24. Since then, the stock price has risen to $372.36.

The medical devices manufacturer has a market cap of $41.73 billion and enterprise value of $39.58 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 95.43% and insider ownership of 0.39%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has risen 68% and is currently 1.56% below its 52-week high and 82.94% above its 52-week low.

John P. Barnes, president and CEO of People's United Financial Inc. (

PBCT, Financial), sold 299,309 shares for $18.88 per share on Oct. 24. Since then, the stock price has fallen to $18.85.

The bank holding company has a market cap of $6.31 billion and enterprise value of $9.92 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 78.91% and insider ownership of 1.86%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has risen 15% and is currently 7.20% below its 52-week high and 17.01% above its 52-week low.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned in this article.

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