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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AMAZON COM INC (AMZN)
Sector: Consumer Cyclical; Industry: Internet Retail

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from third-party sellers through physical and online stores. The company also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Rings, and Echo and other devices; provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online service that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store; and develops and produces media content. Additionally, it offers Amazon Prime, a membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2020-10-01 NOOYI INDRA K Director Buy 8 $3208.60 $25,669 No
2020-10-01 NOOYI INDRA K Director Buy 92 $3193.32 $293,785 No
2020-08-24 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 750 $3304.28 $2,478,209 No
2020-08-17 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 1,200 $3174.18 $3,809,017 Yes
2020-08-17 Jassy Andrew R CEO Amazon Web Services Sell 1,099 $3173.12 $3,487,259 Yes
2020-08-17 Olsavsky Brian T Senior Vice President and CFO Sell 1,377 $3173.12 $4,369,386 Yes
2020-08-17 Zapolsky David Senior Vice President Sell 1,238 $3173.12 $3,928,323 Yes
2020-08-17 McGrath Judith A Director Sell 304 $3173.12 $964,628 Yes
2020-08-17 Reynolds Shelley Vice President Sell 292 $3173.12 $926,551 Yes
2020-08-06 STONESIFER PATRICIA Q Director Sell 600 $3194.36 $1,916,616 No
2020-08-04 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 97,654 $3150.09 $307,619,184 No
2020-08-04 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 293,614 $3120.70 $916,281,263 No
2020-08-04 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 154,394 $3141.79 $485,072,931 No
2020-08-03 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 454,338 $3125.63 $1,420,090,247 No
2020-08-03 Jassy Andrew R CEO Amazon Web Services Sell 6,945 $3183.39 $22,108,644 No
2020-07-01 NOOYI INDRA K Director Buy 27 $2806.80 $75,784 No
2020-07-01 NOOYI INDRA K Director Buy 73 $2774.95 $202,572 No
2020-05-22 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 750 $2443.16 $1,832,372 No
2020-05-20 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 4,300 $2498.15 $10,742,038 No
2020-05-15 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 1,200 $2382.83 $2,859,399 Yes
2020-05-15 Jassy Andrew R CEO Amazon Web Services Sell 1,099 $2373.14 $2,608,079 Yes
2020-05-15 Zapolsky David Senior Vice President Sell 1,238 $2371.14 $2,935,467 Yes
2020-05-15 Olsavsky Brian T Senior Vice President and CFO Sell 1,376 $2374.34 $3,267,092 Yes
2020-05-15 Reynolds Shelley Vice President Sell 292 $2374.34 $693,307 Yes
2020-05-06 STONESIFER PATRICIA Q Director Sell 2,200 $2329.44 $5,124,768 No
2020-05-04 Jassy Andrew R CEO Amazon Web Services Sell 6,945 $2256.50 $15,671,392 No
2020-04-15 Zapolsky David Senior Vice President Sell 352 $2300.19 $809,668 No
2020-04-01 NOOYI INDRA K Director Buy 100 $1930.41 $193,041 No
2020-02-21 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 1,000 $2103.21 $2,103,212 No
2020-02-18 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 3,475 $2150.00 $7,471,245 Yes

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