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
2019-03-06 WILLIAMS DENNIS K Director Sell 4,725 $79.41 $375,220 Yes
2019-03-01 EGINTON WILLIAM D SENIOR VP-CORP. DEVELOPMENT Sell 15,546 $80.00 $1,243,680 Yes
2019-02-28 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 2,000 $79.75 $159,500 No
2019-02-25 MONTGOMERY THOMAS M SR. VP. - COMPTROLLER Sell 3,736 $79.95 $298,693 Yes
2019-02-20 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,740 $79.77 $298,356 Yes
2019-02-19 ZAPICO DAVID A CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Sell 31,200 $78.80 $2,458,538 Yes
2019-02-15 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 5,190 $78.88 $409,408 Yes
2019-02-13 Marecic Thomas C PRES. - ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS Sell 17,097 $79.00 $1,350,677 Yes
2018-09-13 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 8,000 $79.11 $632,874 No
2018-11-12 AMATO THOMAS A Director Buy 2,000 $73.14 $146,290 No
2018-09-19 Hardin John Wesley PRES. - ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS Sell 29,955 $81.55 $2,442,852 Yes
2018-09-14 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 5,300 $80.51 $426,703 No
2018-09-13 McClain Gretchen W Director Sell 3,870 $80.00 $309,600 Yes
2018-09-11 Burke William Joseph Executive VP - CFO Sell 15,600 $80.00 $1,248,000 Yes
2018-09-07 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 1,500 $78.10 $117,147 No
2018-09-07 McClain Gretchen W Director Sell 1,920 $78.55 $150,816 No
2018-08-29 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $77.26 $231,780 No
2018-08-27 McClain Gretchen W Director Sell 2,720 $77.05 $209,567 No
2018-08-27 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $77.00 $231,000 No
2018-08-07 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $76.95 $230,850 No
2018-08-07 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $76.95 $230,850 No
2018-07-31 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 2,000 $76.95 $153,900 No
2018-07-26 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 2,000 $76.70 $153,409 No
2018-07-05 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $72.07 $216,202 No
2018-06-08 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 2,000 $75.56 $151,120 No
2018-03-16 Kohlhagen Steven W Director Sell 5,000 $78.64 $393,198 No
2018-03-16 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $77.90 $233,700 No
2018-03-15 VARET ELIZEBETH R Director Sell 3,000 $78.03 $234,075 No
2018-03-09 Conti Anthony James Director Sell 4,050 $78.14 $316,476 Yes
2018-03-09 Kohlhagen Steven W Director Sell 5,000 $78.31 $391,550 No

Insider Smart

SYSCO CORP (SYY) - PELTZ NELSON and Frank Joshua D are insiders of SYSCO CORP, check their transactions to see how they sell high and buy low. Would that be more persuasive than just buy or sell?

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