Why insider trading matters?

Numerous studies have examined whether there is evidence that U.S. insiders systematically trade on private information despite the legal deterrence. The consensus appears to be that insider purchases (but not sales) tend to be followed by positive abnormal stock price performance, particularly for small growth stocks.

- Prof. B. Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth College
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
2019-11-19 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 2,000 $98.41 $196,820 No
2019-11-12 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 2,000 $96.57 $193,132 No
2019-11-08 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 1,000 $96.50 $96,500 No
2019-11-07 CIAMPITTI TONY J PRES. - ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS Sell 9,534 $97.14 $926,133 Yes
2019-11-06 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 7,036 $96.10 $676,160 Yes
2019-11-05 Hardin John Wesley PRES. - ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS Sell 19,650 $96.09 $1,888,168 Yes
2019-11-05 Oscher Ronald J CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Sell 12,100 $96.37 $1,166,135 Yes
2019-11-05 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 13,270 $96.08 $1,274,971 Yes
2019-11-05 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $96.20 $288,600 No
2019-11-04 Marecic Thomas C PRES. - ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS Sell 13,990 $95.02 $1,329,260 Yes
2019-11-04 Jones Timothy N PRESIDENT - ELECTROMECHANICAL Sell 46,017 $95.44 $4,391,674 Yes
2019-08-29 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 4,000 $85.69 $342,760 No
2019-06-27 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 5,602 $88.50 $495,777 Yes
2019-06-20 Conti Anthony James Director Sell 1,570 $87.79 $137,835 Yes
2019-06-20 Jones Timothy N PRESIDENT - ELECTROMECHANICAL Sell 26,220 $88.60 $2,323,092 Yes
2019-06-20 Hardin John Wesley PRES. - ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS Sell 26,220 $87.00 $2,281,140 Yes
2019-06-20 CIAMPITTI TONY J PRES. - ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS Sell 2,756 $87.00 $239,772 Yes
2019-06-18 Burke William Joseph Executive VP - CFO Sell 16,322 $86.51 $1,411,953 Yes
2019-06-17 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 2,000 $84.90 $169,800 No
2019-06-13 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $85.80 $257,400 No
2019-06-11 ZAPICO DAVID A CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Sell 58,760 $86.35 $5,073,926 Yes
2019-05-13 AMATO THOMAS A Director Sell 1,790 $83.56 $149,581 No
2019-05-02 WILLIAMS DENNIS K Director Sell 1,570 $87.00 $136,590 Yes
2019-03-29 Marecic Thomas C PRES. - ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS Sell 3,500 $83.00 $290,500 No
2019-03-28 Jones Timothy N PRESIDENT - ELECTROMECHANICAL Sell 5,000 $82.20 $411,000 No
2019-03-19 Kohlhagen Steven W Director Sell 3,494 $81.78 $285,739 Yes
2019-03-13 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 3,000 $81.00 $243,000 Yes
2019-03-12 Conti Anthony James Director Sell 4,725 $80.17 $378,807 Yes
2019-03-12 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 4,000 $79.96 $319,857 No
2019-03-11 Oscher Ronald J CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Sell 13,990 $80.04 $1,119,810 Yes

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