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
MICROSOFT CORP (MSFT)
Sector: Technology; Industry: Software—Infrastructure

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, and Skype for Business, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CAL); Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; LinkedIn that includes Talent and marketing solutions, and subscriptions; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for small and medium businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises. It also provides support services and Microsoft consulting services to assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions; and training and certification to developers and IT professionals on various Microsoft products. Its More Personal Computing segment offers Windows OEM licensing and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; Windows Commercial, such as volume licensing of the Windows operating system, Windows cloud services, and other Windows commercial offerings; patent licensing; Windows Internet of Things; and MSN advertising.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-01-28 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 18,358 $239.60 $4,398,520 No
2020-08-25 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 15,014 $213.59 $3,206,771 No
2020-08-06 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 15,140 $215.00 $3,255,100 No
2020-02-04 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 18,000 $179.54 $3,231,810 No
2019-10-28 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 24,419 $142.89 $3,489,152 No
2019-09-05 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 11,779 $140.00 $1,649,060 No
2019-02-15 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 28,147 $108.14 $3,043,757 No
2018-08-09 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 28,939 $110.00 $3,183,290 No
2018-08-07 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 28,941 $109.00 $3,154,569 No
2017-08-31 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 26,763 $74.00 $1,980,462 No
2017-07-26 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 26,763 $74.00 $1,980,462 No
2017-05-25 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 26,165 $69.00 $1,805,385 No
2017-05-03 COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE Executive Vice President Sell 26,694 $69.00 $1,841,886 No

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