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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Avantor, Inc. (AVTR)
Sector: Basic Materials; Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Avantor, Inc. provides products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education and government, advanced technologies, and applied materials industries worldwide. The company offers materials and consumables, such as purity chemicals and reagents, lab products and supplies, formulated silicone materials, customized excipients, customized single-use assemblies, process chromatography resins and columns, analytical sample prep kits, education and microbiology products, and clinical trial kits.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-04-12 Ohri Devashish EVP, IMEA Sell 100,160 $32.37 $3,242,179 Yes
2021-04-12 Vanderhaegen Frederic EVP, Europe Sell 27,075 $31.80 $860,997 No
2021-04-12 Bramwell James EVP, Strategic Partners Sell 2,505 $32.00 $80,160 No
2021-04-12 Miller Justin EVP & General Counsel Sell 102,895 $33.17 $3,412,916 Yes
2021-03-09 Vanderhaegen Frederic EVP, Europe Sell 10,000 $28.21 $282,100 No
2021-03-02 Wondrasch Michael EVP & CIO Sell 3,036 $28.71 $87,164 No
2021-02-24 Brophy Gerard EVP, Biopharma Production Sell 3,059 $27.93 $85,438 No
2021-02-22 Brophy Gerard EVP, Biopharma Production Sell 19,769 $28.62 $565,789 Yes
2021-02-05 Wondrasch Michael EVP & CIO Sell 49,468 $29.77 $1,472,662 Yes
2021-01-11 Bramwell James EVP, Strategic Partners Sell 2,505 $30.00 $75,150 No
2021-01-11 Brophy Gerard EVP, Biopharma Production Sell 378,580 $30.06 $11,381,196 Yes
2021-01-06 Brophy Gerard EVP, Biopharma Production Sell 11,509 $27.24 $313,505 No
2021-01-04 Brophy Gerard EVP, Biopharma Production Sell 59,418 $27.84 $1,654,197 Yes
2020-12-21 Bramwell James EVP, Strategic Partners Sell 10,020 $27.14 $271,943 No
2020-12-11 Shaw Christi Director Sell 14,286 $26.68 $381,150 No
2020-12-07 Stubblefield Michael President and CEO Sell 510,640 $27.15 $13,864,558 Yes
2020-07-01 Natauri Jo Director Sell 23,919 $17.05 $407,821 Yes
2020-07-01 GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC 10%-Owner Sell 23,919 $17.05 $407,821 Yes
2020-11-10 New Mountain Investments III, LLC 10%-Owner Sell 36,016,093 $24.81 $893,490,837 No
2020-10-05 Ohri Devashish EVP, IMEA Sell 103,440 $23.42 $2,422,343 Yes
2020-09-16 Ohri Devashish EVP, IMEA Sell 35,000 $23.02 $805,700 Yes
2020-09-08 Miller Justin EVP & General Counsel Sell 22,887 $21.17 $484,518 No
2020-08-21-04:00 Natauri Jo Director Sell 15,397,005 $19.51 $300,341,678 No
2020-08-21-04:00 GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC 10%-Owner Sell 15,397,005 $19.51 $300,341,678 No
2020-08-21 New Mountain Investments III, LLC 10%-Owner Sell 25,575,472 $19.51 $498,887,945 No
2020-07-30 Ohri Devashish EVP, IMEA Sell 35,000 $21.37 $747,950 Yes
2020-05-29 Ohri Devashish EVP, IMEA Sell 65,000 $18.84 $1,224,550 Yes
2020-05-26 New Mountain Investments III, LLC 10%-Owner Sell 20,886,424 $15.90 $332,192,308 No
2020-05-26-04:00 Natauri Jo Director Sell 13,726,411 $15.90 $218,249,935 Yes
2020-05-26-04:00 Connolly Thomas Director Sell 13,726,411 $15.90 $218,249,935 Yes

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