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.

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Element Solutions Inc (ESI)
Sector: Basic Materials; Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Element Solutions Inc produces and sells specialty chemical products the United States, China, and internationally. This segment primarily serves mobile communications, computers, automobiles, and aerospace equipment industries. This segment's products include electroless nickel products, plating products, pre-treatment and cleaning solutions, functional conversion coatings, hard-coated films, and water treatment products; solid sheet printing elements and liquid imaging products; and offshore fluids. The company was formerly known as Platform Specialty Products Corporation and changed its name to Element Solutions Inc in January 2019. Element Solutions Inc was founded in 1922 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2022-03-18 Maynard-Elliott Nichelle Director Sell 9,141 $22.67 $207,226 No
2021-03-02 Benson Scot Director Sell 1,499 $18.58 $27,851 Yes
2020-11-03 Mount Patricia VP, Program Mgt & Integration Sell 3,000 $11.85 $35,550 No
2020-10-06 FRANKLIN MARTIN E Director Buy 500,000 $11.50 $5,750,000 No
2020-09-15 Fraser Christopher T. Director Buy 8,000 $11.49 $91,906 No
2020-03-18 Dorman Carey J. Chief Financial Officer Buy 2,500 $6.66 $16,640 No
2020-03-09 ASHKEN IAN G H Director Buy 50,000 $8.92 $446,000 No
2020-03-06 Benson Scot President & COO Buy 15,000 $9.77 $146,550 Yes
2019-08-14 Capps John Edward EVP, General Counsel & Sec. Buy 10,000 $9.00 $90,000 No
2019-08-13 Benson Scot President & COO Buy 10,000 $9.37 $93,720 No
2019-08-08 Gliklich Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Buy 7,500 $9.54 $71,525 No
2019-06-11 SACHDEV RAKESH Director Sell 28,764 $10.71 $308,062 Yes
2019-05-13 Benson Scot President & COO Buy 20,000 $10.50 $210,000 No
2019-03-14 Gliklich Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Buy 5,000 $10.73 $53,650 No
2019-02-04 Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. See Remarks Sell 40,451,506 $11.72 $474,195,196 No
2018-12-21 FRANKLIN MARTIN E 10%-Owner, Director Sell 2,419,258 $9.91 $23,974,847 No
2018-12-20 Capps John Edward EVP, General Counsel & Sec. Buy 50,000 $10.00 $500,000 No
2018-12-18 Capps John Edward EVP, General Counsel & Sec. Buy 50,000 $10.67 $533,400 No
2018-12-14 FRANKLIN MARTIN E 10%-Owner, Director Buy 200,000 $10.96 $2,192,000 No
2018-12-07 ASHKEN IAN G H Director Buy 13,500 $11.00 $148,500 No
2018-12-10 FRANKLIN MARTIN E Director Buy 150,750 $10.93 $1,648,350 No
2018-11-21 ASHKEN IAN G H Director Buy 28,000 $10.98 $307,440 No
2018-11-21 FRANKLIN MARTIN E Director Buy 126,000 $10.98 $1,383,480 No
2018-11-20 ASHKEN IAN G H Director Buy 12,000 $10.75 $128,960 No
2018-11-20 FRANKLIN MARTIN E Director Buy 54,000 $10.75 $580,320 No
2018-11-14 Capps John Edward EVP, General Counsel & Sec. Buy 20,000 $10.57 $211,400 No
2018-11-12 Capps John Edward EVP, General Counsel & Sec. Buy 65,000 $10.86 $705,750 No
2018-11-14 ASHKEN IAN G H Director Buy 45,500 $10.76 $489,525 No
2018-11-14 FRANKLIN MARTIN E Director Buy 204,750 $10.76 $2,202,862 No
2018-11-05 Capps John Edward EVP, General Counsel & Sec. Buy 46,000 $10.93 $502,550 No

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