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
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO (AXP)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Credit Services

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services worldwide. Its products and services include payment and financing products; network services; expense management products and services; and lifestyle services. It sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through mobile and online applications, third-party vendors and business partners, direct mail, telephone, in-house sales teams, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2019-12-02 Squeri Stephen J Chairman and CEO Sell 15,000 $117.96 $1,769,382 No
2019-10-25 Pickett Denise President, Glbl Services Group Sell 2,400 $118.39 $284,136 No
2019-10-23 Leonsis Theodore Director Sell 8,420 $116.44 $980,425 No
2019-09-03 Squeri Stephen J Chairman and CEO Sell 15,000 $118.33 $1,774,919 No
2019-08-01 CAMPBELL JEFFREY C Chief Financial Officer Sell 7,045 $124.91 $879,964 No
2019-07-25 Fabara Paul D Pres., Global Services Group Sell 15,455 $127.06 $1,963,712 Yes
2019-06-10 CAMPBELL JEFFREY C Chief Financial Officer Sell 6,500 $122.93 $799,032 No
2019-06-03 Squeri Stephen J Chairman and CEO Sell 15,000 $114.69 $1,720,295 No
2019-05-28 Seeger Laureen Chief Legal Officer Sell 44,584 $119.25 $5,316,707 Yes
2019-05-20 Squeri Stephen J Chairman and CEO Sell 101,964 $119.95 $12,230,582 Yes
2019-04-25 Pickett Denise President, GRBC and CRO Sell 17,964 $116.21 $2,087,596 Yes
2019-04-24 Buckminster Douglas E. Grp Pres, Glb Consumer Svcs Sell 94,488 $113.95 $10,766,908 Yes
2019-04-24 O'Neill Michael John Chief Corp. Affairs Officer Sell 15,749 $113.94 $1,794,441 Yes
2019-02-14 Petrino Richard EVP - Corporate Controller Sell 2,444 $107.11 $261,777 No
2019-02-01 Squeri Stephen J Chairman and CEO Sell 12,500 $103.02 $1,287,794 No
2018-11-01 Squeri Stephen J Chairman and CEO Sell 12,500 $103.84 $1,298,014 No
2018-09-12 GORDON MARC D Chief Information Officer Sell 25,948 $107.83 $2,797,973 Yes
2018-09-04 CAMPBELL JEFFREY C Chief Financial Officer Sell 9,000 $106.77 $960,959 No
2018-08-01 Squeri Stephen J Chief Executive Officer Sell 12,500 $99.73 $1,246,589 No
2018-08-01 CAMPBELL JEFFREY C EVP, Chief Financial Officer Sell 9,000 $99.73 $897,552 No
2018-06-01 CAMPBELL JEFFREY C EVP, Chief Financial Officer Sell 9,000 $98.79 $889,103 No
2018-05-30 Buckminster Douglas E. Pres, Glb Consumer Svcs Grp Sell 3,804 $99.03 $376,710 No
2018-05-22 Petrino Richard EVP - Corporate Controller Sell 9,880 $102.89 $1,016,571 Yes
2018-05-01 Squeri Stephen J Vice Chairman Sell 12,500 $98.05 $1,225,608 No
2018-05-01 CAMPBELL JEFFREY C EVP, Chief Financial Officer Sell 9,000 $98.05 $882,406 No
2018-04-26 Cox L Kevin Chief Human Resources Officer Sell 50,412 $100.67 $5,074,924 Yes
2018-02-01 Bush James Peter Senior Advisor to the CEO Sell 13,356 $98.64 $1,317,503 Yes
2018-01-02 Bush James Peter President, GNICS Sell 12,789 $99.45 $1,271,833 Yes
2017-12-14 CHENAULT KENNETH I Chairman & CEO Sell 96,440 $97.30 $9,383,612 Yes
2017-12-12 Gupta Ashwini Pres, Crdt Risk/Glbl Info Mgt Sell 56,680 $99.31 $5,628,656 Yes

Insider Smart

Enphase Energy, Inc (ENPH) - ENPH was $10+ in 15Q1 then dropped to $2 and eventually went under $1. From 15Q4 to 17Q4 it built a 2-year-long base then BOOM! Stock went as high as $70 and likely will make a new high. Catch one or two moves like this you can retire early. One hint before the big move was that CEO and CFO were constantly accumulating, this kind of information is priceless.

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Camping World Holdings, Inc (CWH) - Another crash victim, Camping World Holdings, Inc took a deep dive from $16 to $4, several insiders bought around $6. With insiders on your side, this would be an easy add and hold to get your cost under $6. A 300% gain because stock is about to breach $25 in the coming weeks.