Why insider trading matters?

If management teams do not own any relevant stakes in the companies they guide, they may not be focused on creating wealth for shareholders to the same degree, compared to those that see their personal wealth increase when share prices rise.

- Klaus Gugler, Economist
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD (EAF)
Sector: Industrials; Industry: Electrical Equipment & Parts

GrafTech International Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells graphite and carbon based products worldwide. It offers graphite electrodes, which requires for the production of electric arc furnace steel, ferrous, and non-ferrous metals; and petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon used in the production of graphite electrodes. The company sells its products primarily through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2011-05-19 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS Vice President Sell 10,000 $21.34 $213,400 Yes
2010-11-04 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 2,500 $19.00 $47,500 Yes
2010-01-19 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 10,000 $14.50 $145,000 Yes
2009-04-01 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 13,452 $6.45 $86,741 No
2009-03-03 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 4,683 $5.11 $23,921 No
2008-05-19 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 27,000 $25.00 $675,000 Yes
2008-05-05 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 20,000 $22.00 $440,000 Yes
2008-05-01 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 20,000 $21.09 $421,800 Yes
2008-04-24 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 8,000 $20.10 $160,800 Yes
2008-04-23 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS Vice President, President Sell 12,000 $20.02 $240,200 Yes
2008-04-16 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS Vice President, President Sell 19,100 $19.05 $363,900 Yes
2008-03-03 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS Vice President, President Sell 2,415 $16.02 $38,688 No
2007-12-26 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS Advanced Graphite & Carbon Sell 900 $19.00 $17,100 Yes

Insider Smart

Delta Airlines (DAL) - From an insider's perspective: airlines are the first ones to go under due to the pandemic. A lot of concerns were raised on possible bankruptcy especially amid by the dump from Buffett. However, insiders of Delta were bold enough to buy when Buffett was fear. And Delta is the only airline bought by insiders post-Buffett-dump.

Insider Smart

Planet Fitness, Inc (PLNT) - Our position in PLNT is also inspired by insider trading, if insiders are comfortable and confident buying around $50, it is an easy hold if you can pick it up at an even lower price. Our avg cost of the position is ~$40 and is now with 50% profit.