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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Energy Services of America CORP (ESOA)
Sector: Industrials; Industry: Engineering & Construction

Energy Services of America Corporation provides contracting services for energy related companies in the United States. It constructs, replaces, and repairs interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities for utility companies and private natural gas companies; and provides services relating to pipeline, storage facilities, and plant works. It provides liquid pipeline and pump station construction, production facility construction, water and sewer pipeline installations, various maintenance and repair services, and other services related to pipeline construction.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-01-07 Pratt Brian 10%-Owner Buy 429,727 $1.15 $494,423 No
2020-12-17 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 7,000 $1.00 $7,000 No
2020-12-21 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 14,000 $1.10 $15,456 No
2020-12-21 Mannes Daniel Director Buy 6,200 $1.15 $7,112 No
2020-09-18 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 7,717 $0.91 $6,996 No
2020-09-04 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 10,037 $0.82 $8,220 No
2020-09-14 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 3,500 $0.87 $3,030 No
2020-06-19 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 8,199 $0.85 $6,939 No
2020-05-28 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 2,668 $0.95 $2,535 No
2020-03-20 MOLIHAN KEITH F Director Buy 5,000 $0.75 $3,750 No
2020-03-09 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 2,000 $1.05 $2,110 No
2020-03-17 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 2,500 $1.04 $2,590 No
2020-03-13 Elliott Bruce H. Director Sell 8,750 $0.96 $8,363 No
2019-12-19 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 12,200 $0.80 $9,784 No
2019-12-12 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 5,000 $0.75 $3,750 No
2019-12-18 Abraham Charles Director Buy 10,000 $0.75 $7,500 No
2019-09-20 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 870 $0.85 $740 No
2019-09-20 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 4,111 $0.85 $3,494 No
2019-09-09 Elliott Bruce H. Director Buy 3,750 $0.75 $2,812 No
2019-09-04 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 1,000 $0.80 $800 No
2019-08-23 Lucente Frank S Director Buy 1,000 $0.80 $800 No
2019-05-20 Abraham Charles Director Buy 20,000 $0.85 $17,000 No
2019-05-20 Abraham Charles Director Buy 10,000 $0.85 $8,500 No
2018-09-20 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 13,895 $1.04 $14,475 No
2018-02-20 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 18,000 $0.56 $9,990 No
2017-12-20 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 11,516 $0.88 $10,134 No
2017-12-20 Abraham Charles Director Buy 2 $25000.00 $50,000 No
2017-12-20 REYNOLDS MARSHALL T 10%-Owner, Director Buy 2 $25000.00 $50,000 No
2017-08-04 REYNOLDS DOUGLAS V President Buy 4 $25000.00 $100,000 No
2017-08-17 Abraham Charles Director Buy 3,002 $17.65 $53,000 No

Insider Smart

SIMON PROPERTY GROUP (SPG) - Bottom fishing the crash could be intimidating, but it can be easier if you know insiders are on your side. Aeppel Glyn, Director of SPG played safe and bought shares in May at $50, but it is not late at all, the stock is now $90.