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
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
2018-05-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 60 $35.17 $2,100 No
2018-04-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 20 $34.53 $700 No
2018-03-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 80 $34.91 $2,800 No
2018-02-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 41 $34.41 $1,400 No
2018-01-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 19 $37.04 $700 No
2017-11-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 40 $35.37 $1,400 No
2017-10-16 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 19 $37.55 $713 No
2017-08-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 217 $32.74 $7,100 No
2017-07-17 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 578 $34.63 $20,014 No
2017-06-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 22 $32.46 $700 No
2017-05-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 44 $32.03 $1,410 No
2017-04-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 45 $46.85 $2,100 No
2017-03-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 45 $47.19 $2,100 No
2017-02-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 43 $49.05 $2,109 No
2017-01-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 28 $49.96 $1,400 No
2016-11-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 44 $47.96 $2,100 No
2016-10-17 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 18 $38.27 $700 No
2016-08-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 220 $34.94 $7,700 No
2016-07-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 586 $34.13 $20,000 No
2016-05-16 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 38 $31.31 $1,200 No
2016-05-03 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 602 $33.31 $20,053 No
2016-04-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 18 $33.06 $595 No
2016-03-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 74 $32.40 $2,398 No
2016-02-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 38 $31.61 $1,200 No
2016-01-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 19 $31.65 $600 No
2015-12-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 1,048 $33.40 $35,000 No
2015-11-16 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 652 $32.51 $21,200 No
2015-10-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 40 $30.26 $1,200 No
2015-09-15 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 20 $29.59 $599 No
2015-08-17 BAWEL DOUGLAS A Director Buy 376 $29.82 $11,200 No

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