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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Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Asset Management

Legg Mason, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. It launches and manages equity, fixed income, and multi-asset customized portfolios through its subsidiaries. The firm also launches and manages mutual funds and exchange traded funds for its clients through its subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, the firm also invests in alternative markets.

Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2019-05-16 Schliessler Ursula EVP & CAO Sell 3,608 $36.03 $129,996 Yes
2017-05-01 Schliessler Ursula EVP & CAO Sell 1,745 $37.39 $65,246 No
2016-05-02 Schliessler Ursula EVP & CAO Sell 1,659 $31.69 $52,568 No
2015-05-05 Schliessler Ursula EVP & CAO Sell 1,518 $55.32 $83,976 No

Insider Smart

Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc. (MWK) - Multiple insiders bought MWK in June around $5, stock moved sideways for a month then made a 60% jump in 10 days. Patience is the key.

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Enphase Energy, Inc (ENPH) - Watch for CEO Kothandaraman Badrinarayanan and CFO Branderiz Eric, their trading have a good pattern you can't miss, very well timed buy low and sell high.