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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Community Bankers Trust Corp (ESXB)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Banks—Regional

Community Bankers Trust Corporation operates as the holding company for the Essex Bank that provides financial services primarily to individuals, small businesses, and commercial companies. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2020-09-01 THOMAS BRUCE E EVP and CFO Buy 296 $5.14 $1,523 No
2020-09-01 WILLIAMS ROBIN TRAYWICK Director Buy 10 $5.14 $51 No
2020-09-01 WATKINS JOHN C Director Buy 1,153 $5.16 $5,956 No
2020-09-02 Hardy William E. Director Buy 390 $5.04 $1,964 No
2020-09-02 Barber Gerald F. Director Buy 319 $5.09 $1,628 No
2020-08-26 Hardy William E. Director Buy 1,250 $5.02 $6,280 No
2020-08-06 WILLIAMS ROBIN TRAYWICK Director Buy 800 $5.04 $4,032 No
2020-06-11 Barber Gerald F. Director Buy 54 $5.62 $304 No
2020-06-01 THOMAS BRUCE E EVP and CFO Buy 262 $5.76 $1,510 No
2020-06-01 WILLIAMS ROBIN TRAYWICK Director Buy 8 $6.21 $51 No
2020-06-01 WATKINS JOHN C Director Buy 945 $6.16 $5,826 No
2020-06-02 Hardy William E. Director Buy 1,310 $5.61 $7,351 No
2020-06-02 Barber Gerald F. Director Buy 221 $5.72 $1,264 No
2020-05-29 Hardy William E. Director Buy 1,050 $5.83 $6,118 No
2020-05-14 WILLIAMS ROBIN TRAYWICK Director Buy 400 $4.70 $1,880 No
2020-05-13 Way Oliver L. Director Buy 4,000 $4.72 $18,860 No
2020-05-13 PUTNAM EUGENE S JR Director Buy 2,500 $4.74 $11,855 No
2020-05-13 Hardy William E. Director Buy 460 $5.03 $2,313 No
2020-05-06 Hardy William E. Director Buy 250 $5.34 $1,335 No
2020-05-06 PUTNAM EUGENE S JR Director Buy 3,000 $5.33 $15,997 No
2020-05-04 WILLIAMS ROBIN TRAYWICK Director Buy 1,000 $5.50 $5,500 No
2020-05-01 Hardy William E. Director Buy 470 $5.45 $2,562 No
2020-04-28 Way Oliver L. Director Buy 3,300 $5.95 $19,647 No
2020-04-30 Hardy William E. Director Buy 6,500 $5.92 $38,500 No
2020-03-02 THOMAS BRUCE E EVP and CFO Buy 180 $8.33 $1,501 No
2020-03-03 Hardy William E. Director Buy 15 $8.28 $128 No
2020-03-03 Barber Gerald F. Director Buy 80 $8.29 $661 No
2020-02-28 Oakey John M. III EVP, General Counsel and Sec. Buy 1,225 $8.07 $9,883 No
2020-03-02 WILLIAMS ROBIN TRAYWICK Director Buy 6 $8.36 $50 No
2020-03-02 Hardy William E. Director Buy 541 $8.31 $4,493 No

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