Why insider trading matters?

When insiders buy shares on the open market, this can thus be regarded as a strong endorsement by those that know the company the best -- they are literally betting their own money on the company's future. Insider selling, however, is not necessarily meaningful in any way, as there is a range of reasons for insiders to liquidate (some) of the shares they own.

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AMETEK INC/ (AME)
Sector: Industrials; Industry: Specialty Industrial Machinery

AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. The company's EIG segment offers advanced instruments for the process, aerospace, power, and industrial markets; process and analytical instruments for the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, automation, and food and beverage industries; and instruments to the laboratory equipment, ultra-precision manufacturing, medical, and test and measurement markets. This segment also operates a network of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-11-03 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 27,337 $139.82 $3,822,235 Yes
2020-12-09 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 17,824 $118.56 $2,113,159 Yes
2020-08-11 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 10,000 $101.11 $1,011,122 Yes
2019-11-05 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 13,270 $96.08 $1,274,971 Yes
2019-03-01 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 15,546 $80.00 $1,243,680 Yes
2018-02-05 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 16,368 $77.00 $1,260,336 Yes
2017-05-04 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 14,598 $60.00 $875,880 Yes
2015-05-01 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 36,185 $52.63 $1,904,550 Yes
2014-02-24 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 10,000 $53.07 $530,702 Yes
2013-11-22 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 22,170 $49.54 $1,098,328 Yes
2013-09-26 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 25,000 $46.07 $1,151,765 Yes
2012-12-10 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 10,000 $37.94 $379,393 No
2012-12-07 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 21,291 $37.51 $798,585 Yes
2012-10-25 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 20,000 $35.47 $709,458 No
2012-05-31 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 12,687 $50.47 $640,341 Yes
2012-02-03 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 13,591 $48.01 $652,464 Yes
2011-07-06 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 5,601 $45.95 $257,366 No
2011-06-30 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 12,400 $44.96 $557,500 Yes
2011-05-03 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 2,000 $46.00 $92,000 Yes
2010-12-01 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 9,980 $61.11 $609,865 Yes
2010-11-04 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 10,000 $56.00 $560,000 Yes
2010-10-28 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 17,638 $52.77 $930,833 Yes
2008-05-06 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 16,000 $49.65 $794,400 Yes

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