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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Guidewire Software, Inc. (GWRE)
Sector: Technology; Industry: Software—Application

Guidewire Software, Inc. provides software products for property and casualty insurers worldwide. The company offers Guidewire InsuranceSuite comprising Guidewire PolicyCenter, BillingCenter, and ClaimCenter applications. It also provides Guidewire InsuranceNow, a cloud-based platform, which offers policy, billing, and claims management functionality to insurers that prefer to subscribe to a cloud-based solution. In addition, the company offers Guidewire Underwriting Management, a cloud-based integrated business application; Guidewire Rating Management to manage the pricing of insurance products; Guidewire Reinsurance Management to use rules-based logic to execute reinsurance strategy through underwriting and claims processes; and Guidewire Client Data Management to enable customer information management. It also provides implementation and integration, maintenance support, and professional services, as well as Guidewire Production Services.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2012-04-24 BAY PARTNERS X LP 10%-Owner Sell 2,000,000 $28.25 $56,500,000 No
2012-04-24 DEMPSEY NEAL 10%-Owner, Director Sell 2,000,000 $28.25 $56,500,000 No

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