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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Mastercard Inc (MA)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Credit Services

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company offers integrated products and services for account holders, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, governments, and other organizations, such as programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with credits to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-04-30 BANGA AJAY Executive Chairman Sell 130,000 $380.24 $49,431,727 Yes
2021-04-30 Vosburg Craig Chief Product Officer Sell 10,000 $381.70 $3,817,038 Yes
2021-05-03 Arkell Sandra A Controller Sell 2,841 $385.47 $1,095,120 Yes
2021-04-12 Stanton Kevin Chief Transformation Officer Sell 29,052 $378.09 $10,984,247 Yes
2021-04-05 Fraccaro Michael Chief People Officer Sell 1,374 $370.00 $508,380 Yes
2021-03-29 Fraccaro Michael Chief People Officer Sell 2,748 $364.24 $1,000,932 Yes
2021-03-15 Murphy Timothy H General Counsel Sell 49,918 $381.39 $19,038,436 Yes
2021-03-08 Bhalla Ajay President Cyber & Intelligence Sell 5,120 $374.42 $1,917,022 Yes
2021-02-23 Caldart Gilberto President, International Sell 7,000 $350.00 $2,450,000 Yes
2021-02-16 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 114,392 $339.84 $38,874,553 No
2021-02-11 Caldart Gilberto President, International Sell 7,000 $345.50 $2,418,500 Yes
2021-02-11 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 171,594 $336.95 $57,819,302 No
2021-02-08 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 171,594 $339.90 $58,324,240 No
2021-02-04 Caldart Gilberto President, International Sell 7,528 $340.00 $2,559,520 Yes
2021-02-03 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 171,594 $327.73 $56,236,953 No
2021-01-29 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 171,594 $320.12 $54,931,295 No
2021-01-26 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 171,594 $327.74 $56,238,315 No
2021-01-21 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 171,594 $332.24 $57,010,047 No
2021-01-08 McLaughlin Edward Grunde President, Operations & Tech Sell 13,248 $350.73 $4,646,492 Yes
2020-11-11 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 60,210 $337.09 $20,296,285 No
2020-11-09 Miebach Michael President Sell 8,410 $347.00 $2,918,270 Yes
2020-11-09 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 90,300 $325.65 $29,406,032 No
2020-11-04 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 90,300 $299.09 $27,007,872 No
2020-10-30 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 90,300 $291.86 $26,354,955 No
2020-10-27 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 90,300 $322.26 $29,100,042 No
2020-10-22 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 90,300 $333.42 $30,107,796 No
2020-10-19 Mastercard Foundation 10%-Owner Sell 90,300 $338.13 $30,533,109 No
2020-10-09 Bhalla Ajay President Cyber & Intelligence Sell 5,000 $350.00 $1,750,004 Yes
2020-09-21 Haythornthwaite Richard Director Sell 6,583 $328.87 $2,164,941 No
2020-08-26 Fraccaro Michael Chief People Officer Sell 3,458 $350.00 $1,210,300 Yes

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