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
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
2014-04-28 CARSON RANDY W Director Buy 13,480 $11.72 $157,986 No
2014-04-25 CARSON RANDY W Director Buy 10,000 $11.15 $111,500 No

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ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES (RCL) - Thompson Donald, Director of RCL feels safe and made a move. The only insiders bought RCL post crash.

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Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc. (MWK) - Multiple insiders bought MWK in June around $5, stock moved sideways for a month then made a 60% jump in 10 days. Patience is the key.