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
2021-05-07 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 351,921 $3305.48 $1,163,269,106 No
2021-05-06 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 66,629 $3304.40 $220,169,135 No
2021-05-06 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 234,589 $3285.00 $770,623,911 No
2021-05-06 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 99,012 $3285.89 $325,342,654 No
2021-05-04 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 51,196 $3351.03 $171,559,456 No
2021-05-04 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 108,430 $3323.40 $360,356,083 No
2021-05-04 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 207,890 $3291.63 $684,296,645 No
2021-05-04 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 111,945 $3456.57 $386,945,486 No
2021-05-03 BEZOS JEFFREY P Chairman, CEO and President Sell 160,898 $3390.04 $545,450,065 No
2021-04-29 Clark David H CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 278 $3506.80 $974,890 No
2021-02-19 Zapolsky David Senior Vice President Sell 179 $3328.23 $595,753 No
2021-02-16 Clark David H CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 1,019 $3257.88 $3,319,780 No
2021-02-16 Jassy Andrew R CEO Amazon Web Services Sell 1,099 $3301.02 $3,627,819 Yes
2021-02-16 Zapolsky David Senior Vice President Sell 1,238 $3257.88 $4,033,255 Yes
2021-02-16 Olsavsky Brian T Senior Vice President and CFO Sell 1,177 $3257.88 $3,834,525 Yes
2021-02-16 Reynolds Shelley Vice President Sell 293 $3257.88 $954,559 Yes
2021-02-04 McGrath Judith A Director Sell 340 $3328.35 $1,131,639 No
2021-01-05 RUBINSTEIN JONATHAN Director Sell 314 $3166.01 $994,127 No
2020-12-01 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 2,000 $3200.59 $6,401,175 No
2020-11-23 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 750 $3091.15 $2,318,360 No
2020-11-20 Huttenlocher Daniel P Director Sell 172 $3114.79 $535,744 No
2020-11-16 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 1,200 $3114.36 $3,737,229 Yes
2020-11-16 Jassy Andrew R CEO Amazon Web Services Sell 1,099 $3085.62 $3,391,096 Yes
2020-11-16 Olsavsky Brian T Senior Vice President and CFO Sell 1,377 $3085.62 $4,248,899 Yes
2020-11-16 Zapolsky David Senior Vice President Sell 1,238 $3085.62 $3,819,998 Yes
2020-11-16 Reynolds Shelley Vice President Sell 293 $3085.62 $904,087 Yes
2020-11-06 STONESIFER PATRICIA Q Director Sell 600 $3303.62 $1,982,172 No
2020-11-05 RUBINSTEIN JONATHAN Director Sell 309 $3319.97 $1,025,871 No
2020-11-02 Jassy Andrew R CEO Amazon Web Services Sell 6,945 $3061.74 $21,263,784 No
2020-11-02 WILKE JEFFREY A CEO Worldwide Consumer Sell 2,000 $3011.40 $6,022,793 No

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Planet Fitness, Inc (PLNT) - Our position in PLNT is also inspired by insider trading, if insiders are comfortable and confident buying around $50, it is an easy hold if you can pick it up at an even lower price. Our avg cost of the position is ~$40 and is now with 50% profit.