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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DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORP (DVAX)
Sector: Healthcare; Industry: Biotechnology

Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on leveraging the power of the body's innate and adaptive immune responses through toll-like receptor stimulation. Dynavax Technologies Corporation has partnership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to create a vaccine against COVID-19 infection; and a collaboration with Valneva SE to initiate a vaccine program for the coronavirus, COVID-19. The company was formerly known as Double Helix Corporation and changed its name to Dynavax Technologies Corporation in September 1996.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2019-08-12 CANO FRANCIS Director Buy 16,667 $3.00 $50,001 Yes
2018-12-06 CANO FRANCIS Director Sell 2,000 $10.47 $20,942 No
2011-08-05 CANO FRANCIS Director Buy 20,000 $2.54 $50,706 No

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