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
GENESIS ENERGY LP (GEL)
Sector: Energy; Industry: Oil & Gas Midstream

Genesis Energy, L.P. operates in the midstream segment of the crude oil and natural gas industry. The company's Offshore Pipeline Transportation segment engages in offshore crude oil and natural gas pipeline transportation and handling operations; and in the deep water pipeline servicing in the southern Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. This segment owns interests in approximately 1,422 miles of crude oil pipelines located offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Its Sodium Minerals and Sulfur Services segment provides sulfur-extraction services to refining operations; and operates storage and transportation assets. It owns four onshore crude oil pipeline systems with approximately 460 miles of pipe located primarily in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; and two CO2 pipelines with approximately 269 miles of pipe. Its Marine Transportation segment offers waterborne transportation of petroleum products and crude oil in North America. Genesis Energy, LLC serves as a general partner of the company. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2012-10-05 Evans Donald L Director Sell 1,538,984 $31.58 $48,600,981 Yes
2012-01-27 Evans Donald L Director Sell 1,840,000 $27.79 $51,133,600 No
2011-07-20 Evans Donald L Director Sell 1,000,000 $26.30 $26,300,000 No

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