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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First Choice Bancorp (FCBP)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Banks—Regional

First Choice Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Choice Bank that provides retail, personal, and commercial banking products and services to individuals, families, and small and medium-sized businesses. The company also provides treasury management, online and mobile banking, commercial credit cards, debit cards, and automated teller machines, as well as bank-by-mail, courier, commercial cash vault, domestic and international wires, and international services. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cerritos, California.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2020-10-23 Dang Khoi EVP & General Counsel Buy 3,470 $14.34 $49,764 No

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