Why insider trading matters?

If management teams do not own any relevant stakes in the companies they guide, they may not be focused on creating wealth for shareholders to the same degree, compared to those that see their personal wealth increase when share prices rise.

- Klaus Gugler, Economist
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Banks—Regional

German American Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for German American Bank that provides retail and commercial banking services. The Core Banking segment accepts various deposit products from the general public; and originates consumer, commercial and agricultural, commercial and agricultural real estate, and residential mortgage loans, as well as sells residential mortgage loans in the secondary market. The Insurance Operations segment offers a range of personal and corporate property and casualty insurance products.

Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2009-10-15 SEGER LARRY J Director Buy 32 $15.60 $500 No
2009-08-17 SEGER LARRY J Director Buy 1,177 $17.00 $20,000 No
2009-08-17 SEGER LARRY J Director Buy 1,177 $17.00 $20,000 No
2009-07-15 SEGER LARRY J Director Buy 32 $15.62 $500 No

Insider Smart

SYSCO CORP (SYY) - PELTZ NELSON and Frank Joshua D are insiders of SYSCO CORP, check their transactions to see how they sell high and buy low. Would that be more persuasive than just buy or sell?