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
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
2014-04-25 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Buy 21,800 $11.39 $248,302 No
2012-12-26 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Sell 12,800 $9.15 $117,120 Yes
2012-02-02 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Sell 5,321 $16.83 $89,552 Yes
2011-07-22 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Sell 2,500 $22.00 $55,000 Yes
2011-07-07 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Sell 2,500 $21.50 $53,750 Yes
2008-11-26 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Buy 2,000 $6.48 $12,960 No

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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.

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PROSPECT CAPITAL CORP (PSEC) - PSEC is the 2nd most bought stock of the past 90 days by insiders, CEO seems very confident about the company.