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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Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS)
Sector: Technology; Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Materials

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers wafer automation and contamination controls solutions and services. In addition, this segment offers sample intelligence software solutions and customer technology integration; laboratory work flow scheduling for life science tools and instrument work cells, sample inventory and logistics, environmental and temperature monitoring, and clinical trial and consent management, as well as planning, data management, virtualization, and visualization services; and gene sequencing analysis and synthesis services. The company serves the semiconductor capital equipment and life sciences sample management markets in approximately 50 countries.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2020-11-18 Vacha Robin SVP, GM BLS-Products Sell 6,490 $69.62 $451,834 No
2020-11-18 SCHWARTZ STEPHEN S CEO Sell 27,822 $69.62 $1,936,968 No
2020-11-18 Robertson Lindon G EVP & Chief Financial Officer Sell 13,983 $69.62 $973,496 No
2020-11-18 Pietrantoni David Principal Accounting Officer Sell 3,457 $69.62 $240,676 No
2020-11-18 Montone William T. SVP, Human Resources Sell 5,496 $69.62 $382,632 No
2020-11-18 Liao Guojuan President, GENEWIZ Sell 1,354 $69.62 $94,265 No
2020-11-18 Joseph Jason SVP, General Counsel, Secy. Sell 5,925 $69.62 $412,498 No
2020-11-18 Jarzynka David President, Semi Solutions Sell 53,050 $69.08 $3,664,672 No
2020-11-18 Gray David C Chief Strategy & New Business Sell 8,777 $69.12 $606,676 No
2020-09-17 SCHWARTZ STEPHEN S CEO Sell 69,291 $45.07 $3,122,833 No
2020-09-10 SCHWARTZ STEPHEN S CEO Sell 33,910 $45.02 $1,526,536 No
2020-09-08 SCHWARTZ STEPHEN S CEO Sell 90,000 $47.05 $4,234,800 No
2020-08-17 Robertson Lindon G EVP & Chief Financial Officer Sell 39,238 $55.30 $2,170,048 No
2020-08-03 Joseph Jason SVP, General Counsel, Secy. Sell 4,343 $54.55 $236,911 No
2020-07-31 Pietrantoni David Principal Accounting Officer Sell 12,000 $48.75 $585,000 No
2020-07-31 Montone William T. SVP, Human Resources Sell 4,877 $50.00 $243,850 No
2020-07-06 SCHWARTZ STEPHEN S CEO Sell 20,000 $45.00 $900,000 No
2020-07-06 Montone William T. SVP, Human Resources Sell 1,612 $45.00 $72,540 No
2020-07-06 Joseph Jason SVP, General Counsel, Secy. Sell 6,000 $45.00 $270,000 No
2020-07-06 Gray David C Chief Strategy & New Business Sell 4,000 $45.00 $180,000 No
2020-06-30 Pietrantoni David Principal Accounting Officer Sell 4,000 $44.00 $176,000 No
2020-06-08 Gray David C Chief Strategy & New Business Sell 3,196 $43.65 $139,505 No
2020-06-05 Robertson Lindon G EVP & Chief Financial Officer Sell 12,132 $44.30 $537,448 No
2020-06-03 Montone William T. SVP, Human Resources Sell 5,000 $42.56 $212,800 No
2020-05-20 MARTIN JOSEPH R Director Sell 5,000 $40.54 $202,700 No
2020-04-29 Joseph Jason SVP, General Counsel, Secy. Sell 12,000 $39.01 $468,060 No
2020-04-29 Gray David C Chief Strategy & New Business Sell 4,000 $42.50 $170,000 No
2020-02-19 MARTIN JOSEPH R Director Sell 6,000 $41.34 $248,040 No
2020-02-19 Robertson Lindon G EVP & Chief Financial Officer Sell 83,088 $41.43 $3,442,321 No
2020-02-12 Gray David C Chief Strategy & New Business Sell 500 $43.00 $21,500 No

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