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
2010-04-15 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 600 $15.00 $9,000 Yes
2010-04-01 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 2,920 $14.00 $40,880 Yes
2010-03-16 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 28,050 $12.87 $360,870 Yes
2010-01-19 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 10,000 $14.50 $145,000 Yes
2009-12-02 SHULAR CRAIG S Chairman, CEO & President Sell 30,000 $16.01 $480,300 Yes
2009-05-12 MORAN JOHN D VP, General Counsel, Secretary Sell 1,259 $9.70 $12,212 No
2009-05-12 Widmar Mark R VP & CFO Sell 9,429 $9.70 $91,461 No
2009-04-01 Widmar Mark R VP & CFO Sell 17,455 $6.45 $112,553 No
2009-04-01 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 13,452 $6.45 $86,741 No
2009-04-01 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 17,281 $6.45 $111,431 No
2009-03-03 Widmar Mark R VP & CFO Sell 8,751 $5.11 $44,700 No
2009-03-03 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 4,683 $5.11 $23,921 No
2009-03-03 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 9,602 $5.11 $49,047 No
2009-03-03 SHULAR CRAIG S Chairman, CEO & President Sell 25,408 $5.11 $129,784 No
2008-11-26 MCCLEAN FERRELL P Director Buy 2,000 $6.48 $12,960 No
2008-06-05 CRANSTON MARY B Director Sell 1,000 $27.13 $27,128 No
2008-05-30 Whitaker Gary R VP, General Counsel, Secretary Sell 6,755 $26.26 $177,386 No
2008-05-19 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 26,000 $25.00 $650,000 Yes
2008-05-19 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 27,000 $25.00 $675,000 Yes
2008-05-13 SHULAR CRAIG S Chairman, CEO & President Sell 400,000 $23.56 $9,423,118 Yes
2008-05-05 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 25,000 $22.00 $550,000 Yes
2008-05-05 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 20,000 $22.00 $440,000 Yes
2008-05-05 SHULAR CRAIG S Chairman, CEO & President Sell 350,000 $22.00 $7,700,000 Yes
2008-05-01 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 15,000 $21.15 $317,250 Yes
2008-05-01 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 20,000 $21.09 $421,800 Yes
2008-04-24 BARNARD PETRUS J VP, Pres. Industrial Materials Sell 8,600 $20.10 $172,860 Yes
2008-04-24 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS VP, Pres. Engineered Solutions Sell 8,000 $20.10 $160,800 Yes
2008-04-23 BARNARD PETRUS J Vice President, President Sell 11,400 $20.01 $228,140 Yes
2008-04-23 PRETORIUS HERMANUS LAMBERTUS Vice President, President Sell 12,000 $20.02 $240,200 Yes
2008-04-16 BARNARD PETRUS J Vice President, President Sell 19,100 $19.05 $363,900 Yes

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SERVICE CORP INTERNATIONAL (SCI) - WALTRIP W BLAIR, Director of $SCI made a buy at 34.65, was he convinced the bottom of the box is a strong support? Well, seems he is not wrong.

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Altimmune, Inc. (ALT) - Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners III, L.P., 10%-owner of ALT bought 1.3M shares in late May then added another 1.5M shares in June with an averaged ~$8 per share. 10 days after the accumulation, ALT price jumped to $10.