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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GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC. (GABC)
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
2021-03-26 KLEM U BUTCH Director Sell 4,750 $47.14 $223,915 No
2020-09-22 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 1,000 $26.49 $26,490 No
2020-06-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 178 $28.59 $5,089 No
2020-05-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 98 $25.95 $2,543 No
2020-04-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 162 $26.22 $4,248 No
2020-03-16 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 101 $25.33 $2,558 No
2020-03-06 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 2,000 $28.85 $57,700 No
2020-02-18 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 99 $34.22 $3,388 No
2020-01-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 72 $35.16 $2,532 No
2019-12-16 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 48 $35.08 $1,684 No
2019-11-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 76 $33.74 $2,564 No
2019-10-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 133 $31.99 $4,254 No
2019-09-16 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 322 $33.05 $10,643 No
2019-08-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 661 $30.24 $19,988 No
2019-07-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 672 $29.77 $20,005 No
2019-06-17 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 24 $29.52 $708 No
2019-05-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 96 $29.05 $2,789 No
2019-04-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 118 $29.68 $3,502 No
2019-03-25 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 1,000 $28.35 $28,350 No
2019-03-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 115 $30.51 $3,509 No
2019-02-21 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 68 $30.85 $2,098 No
2019-02-21 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 68 $30.85 $2,098 No
2019-01-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 92 $30.56 $2,812 No
2018-12-17 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 24 $29.06 $698 No
2018-11-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 248 $31.20 $7,738 No
2018-10-17 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 605 $33.08 $20,013 No
2018-07-16 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 553 $36.17 $20,003 No
2018-06-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 57 $37.06 $2,112 No
2018-05-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 60 $35.17 $2,100 No
2018-04-15 KLEM U BUTCH Director Buy 61 $34.53 $2,100 No

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