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
AMES NATIONAL CORP (ATLO)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Banks—Regional

Ames National Corporation operates as a multi-bank holding company that provides banking products and services primarily in Adams, Boone, Clarke, Hancock, Marshall, Polk, Ringgold, Story, Taylor, and Union counties in the central, north-central, and south-central Iowa. The company offers a range of deposits, including checking and savings accounts; and time deposits of various types comprising money market accounts and certificates of deposit. It also provides loans, such as short-term and medium-term commercial and agricultural real estate loans, residential real estate loans, equipment loans, vehicle loans, personal loans and lines of credit, and home improvement loans, as well as agricultural and business operating loans and lines of credit; and originates mortgage loans for sale into the secondary market. Ames National Corporation was founded in 1903 and is based in Ames, Iowa.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-04-30 Benson David W. Director Buy 57 $25.33 $1,444 No
2021-04-30 Cassabaum Michelle R Director Buy 46 $25.33 $1,165 No
2021-04-29 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 200 $25.20 $5,040 No
2021-04-27 Hagan Patrick G Director Buy 200 $25.30 $5,060 No
2021-03-15 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 200 $26.50 $5,300 No
2021-03-12 Benson David W. Director Buy 35 $26.75 $936 No
2021-02-26 Cassabaum Michelle R Director Buy 224 $23.25 $5,208 No
2021-02-22 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 300 $22.29 $6,687 No
2021-02-18 Swartz Kevin L Director Buy 400 $22.35 $8,940 No
2021-02-01 Swartz Kevin L Director Buy 400 $22.35 $8,940 No
2021-02-11 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 500 $23.02 $11,512 No
2021-02-10 Hagan Patrick G Director Buy 250 $23.25 $5,812 No
2021-02-01 Cassabaum Michelle R Director Buy 233 $22.85 $5,324 No
2020-12-08 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 500 $22.90 $11,450 No
2020-12-02 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 300 $21.75 $6,525 No
2020-11-17 Cassabaum Michelle R Director Buy 102 $20.70 $2,111 No
2020-10-29 Bauer Scott T President of subsidiary bank Buy 2,015 $18.79 $37,862 No
2020-09-15 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 300 $18.70 $5,610 No
2020-09-11 NELSON JOHN PATRICK President Buy 1,346 $18.58 $25,009 No
2020-09-11 Benson David W. Director Buy 100 $18.35 $1,835 No
2020-09-10 Hagan Patrick G Director Buy 250 $18.50 $4,625 No
2020-09-11 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 400 $18.50 $7,400 No
2020-09-08 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 300 $18.95 $5,685 No
2020-07-31 Hagan Patrick G Director Buy 100 $18.50 $1,850 No
2020-07-23 Benson David W. Director Buy 200 $19.00 $3,800 No
2020-06-12 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 700 $18.73 $13,112 No
2020-06-11 Hagan Patrick G Director Buy 500 $18.75 $9,375 No
2020-05-12 Eslinger Lisa M Director Buy 270 $18.25 $4,928 No
2020-05-07 LARSON JAMES R II Director Buy 500 $18.67 $9,335 No
2020-05-06 Hagan Patrick G Director Buy 500 $18.75 $9,375 No

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