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
2021-11-16 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 5,000 $142.12 $710,578 No
2020-12-28 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 6,130 $120.25 $737,109 Yes
2020-08-11 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 3,000 $101.53 $304,590 Yes
2019-11-06 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 7,036 $96.10 $676,160 Yes
2019-06-27 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 5,602 $88.50 $495,777 Yes
2019-03-13 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 3,000 $81.00 $243,000 Yes
2019-02-25 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 3,736 $79.95 $298,693 Yes
2017-11-16 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 1,800 $70.35 $126,630 No
2017-08-07 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 1,500 $64.49 $96,740 No
2017-05-05 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 6,864 $60.52 $415,441 Yes

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SERVICE CORP INTERNATIONAL (SCI) - WALTRIP W BLAIR, Director of $SCI made a buy at 34.65, was he convinced the bottom of the box is a strong support? Well, seems he is not wrong.