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Largest Insider Trades of the Week

SandRidge Energy, Wal-Mart among stocks traded by insiders

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Nov 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 “November 2017” and All Insider Sales to “$5,000,000+.”

According to these filters, the following are trades from company insiders this week.

Carl Icahn  (Trades, Portfolio), 10% owner of SandRidge Energy Inc. (SD, Financial), bought 1.25 million shares for $16.34 per share on Nov. 22. Since then, the stock price has risen to $18.90

The oil and natural gas producer has a market cap of $674.09 million and an enterprise value of $578.49 million. It has an institutional ownership of 90.35%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has dropped 18% and is currently 23.67% below its 52-week high and 29.01% above its 52-week low.

Fairholme Capital Management, director and 10% owner of The St. Joe Co. (

JOE, Financial), bought 200,000 shares for $18.83 per share on Nov. 22. Since then, the stock price has not signinifcantly changed.

The real estate company has a market cap of $1.26 billion and an enterprise value of $1.2 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 95.73% and an insider ownership of 1.97%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has declined 9% and is currently 13.24% below its 52-week high and 16.56% above its 52-week low.

5AM Partners IV LLC, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and Lundbeckfond Invest A/S, 10% owners of scPharmaceuticals Inc. (

SCPH, Financial), bought a combined 1.66 million shares for $14 per share on Nov. 21. Since then, the stock price has not changed.

The pharmaceutical company has a market cap of $247.78 million and an enterprise value of $2225.7 million.

Prospect Capital Corp. (

PSEC, Financial) CEO John F. Barry bought 1.04 million shares for $6.90 per share on Nov. 21. Since then, the stock price has declined to $6.80.

The closed-end investment company has a market cap of $2.45 billion and an enterprise value of $4.77 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 14.59% and an insider ownership of 6.24%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has fallen 16% and is currently 29.02% below its 52-week high and 23.41% above its 52-week low.

Most important insider sales

William F. Dawson Jr., director, and Wellspring Capital Partners IV, 10% owner of Performance Food Group Co. (

PFGC, Financial), sold a combined 10 million shares for $28.03 per share on Nov. 24. Since then, the stock price has increased to $29.05.

The food distribution company has a market cap of $3.04 billion and an enterprise value of $4.4 million. It has an institutional ownership of 83.10% and an insider ownership of 2.93%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has risen 31% and is currently 2.84% below its 52-week high and 45.61% above its 52-week low.

Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (

OLLI, Financial) President and CEO Mark L. Butler sold 227,843 shares for $47.02 per share on Nov. 24.

The discount retailer has a market cap of $2.85 billion and an enterprise value of $2.95 billion. It has an institutional ownership of 84.67% and an insider ownership of 7.51%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has risen 50% and is currently 2.32% below its 52-week high and 67.21% above its 52-week low.

Jim C. Walton, Alice L. Walton and Robson Walton, 10% owners of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (

WMT, Financial), sold a combined 6.3 million shares for $96.69 per share on Nov. 22.

The retailer has a market cap of $288.62 billion and an enterprise value of $334.29 billion. The company has an institutional ownership of 32.56% and an insider ownership of 1.23%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock price has risen 36% and is currently 3.51% below its 52-week high and 3.51% above its 52-week low.

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

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