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.

- Seeking Alpha
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
2014-04-25 CARSON RANDY W Director Buy 10,000 $11.15 $111,500 No
2014-04-25 CRANSTON MARY B Director Buy 22,100 $11.37 $251,277 No
2014-01-16 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 15,000 $13.00 $195,000 Yes
2013-11-06 Hawthorne Joel L. VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 6,000 $11.11 $66,660 No
2013-11-04 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 50,000 $10.56 $528,000 Yes
2013-03-15 SHULAR CRAIG S Chairman, CEO & President Buy 40,000 $7.32 $292,800 No
2013-03-15 Robertson Lindon G VP & CFO Buy 14,000 $7.27 $101,780 No
2013-01-02 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 12,800 $9.73 $124,544 Yes
2012-12-26 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Sell 12,800 $9.15 $117,120 Yes
2012-02-15 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 1,300 $15.92 $20,696 Yes
2012-02-02 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Sell 5,321 $16.83 $89,552 Yes
2011-12-16 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 4,200 $13.20 $55,440 Yes
2011-09-12 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 1,040 $14.53 $15,111 Yes
2011-08-01 NAHL MICHAEL C Director Sell 30,000 $18.66 $559,800 No
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
2011-05-19 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS Vice President Sell 10,000 $21.34 $213,400 Yes
2011-04-27 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 20,000 $22.00 $440,000 Yes
2011-03-03 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 25,000 $20.00 $500,000 Yes
2011-02-07 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 2,000 $23.06 $46,120 Yes
2011-02-02 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 1,000 $22.00 $22,000 Yes
2010-12-01 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 20,000 $20.01 $400,200 Yes
2010-12-01 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 3,850 $21.10 $81,235 Yes
2010-11-19 SHULAR CRAIG S Chairman, CEO & President Sell 50,000 $18.30 $915,000 Yes
2010-11-16 SHULAR CRAIG S Chairman, CEO & President Sell 50,000 $18.13 $906,500 Yes
2010-11-04 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 2,500 $19.00 $47,500 Yes
2010-11-04 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 20,000 $18.13 $362,600 Yes
2010-11-04 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 2,920 $18.19 $53,115 Yes
2010-04-29 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 20,000 $16.20 $324,000 Yes
2010-04-29 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 4,300 $15.42 $66,298 Yes

Insider Smart

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

Insider Smart

Camping World Holdings, Inc (CWH) - Another crash victim, Camping World Holdings, Inc took a deep dive from $16 to $4, several insiders bought around $6. With insiders on your side, this would be an easy add and hold to get your cost under $6. A 300% gain because stock is about to breach $25 in the coming weeks.