Why insider trading matters?

Numerous studies have examined whether there is evidence that U.S. insiders systematically trade on private information despite the legal deterrence. The consensus appears to be that insider purchases (but not sales) tend to be followed by positive abnormal stock price performance, particularly for small growth stocks.

- Prof. B. Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth College
Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW)
Sector: Healthcare; Industry: Medical Devices

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies for structural heart disease, and critical care and surgical monitoring in the United States and internationally. The company also provides surgical heart valve therapy products, such as pericardial valves for aortic and mitral surgical valve replacement; aortic heart valves; annuloplasty rings; cardiac cannula devices; beating heart mitral valve repair system for the treatment of degenerative mitral valve diseases, as well as various procedure-enabling platforms to advance minimally invasive surgery. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2015-07-01 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 7,680 $143.51 $1,102,157 Yes
2015-06-01 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 7,680 $130.47 $1,002,010 Yes
2015-05-01 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 7,680 $127.12 $976,282 Yes
2015-04-01 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 7,680 $142.06 $1,091,021 Yes
2015-03-02 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 7,680 $132.62 $1,018,522 Yes
2015-02-06 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 7,680 $134.79 $1,035,187 Yes
2015-01-05 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 7,680 $126.60 $972,288 Yes
2014-08-18 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 63,752 $97.85 $6,238,414 Yes
2012-05-17 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 76,800 $83.12 $6,383,780 Yes
2011-05-13 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 59,000 $88.25 $5,206,750 Yes
2011-05-10 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 1,725 $88.14 $152,050 No
2010-10-27 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 50,800 $63.46 $3,223,768 Yes
2010-05-11 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 2,645 $100.23 $265,112 No
2009-10-26 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 10,000 $76.14 $761,400 Yes
2009-05-12 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 2,590 $62.94 $163,019 No
2008-11-10 Wood Larry L CVP, THV Replacement Sell 16,000 $53.68 $858,922 Yes

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