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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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
2021-03-02 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 278,694 $234.81 $65,440,051 No
2020-11-05 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 104,500 $222.52 $23,253,330 No
2020-09-01 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 83,572 $226.13 $18,898,358 No
2020-09-01 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 83,572 $2261327.00 $188,983,620,044 No
2020-03-03 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 280,174 $168.47 $47,200,996 No
2019-09-04 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 99,837 $137.20 $13,697,323 No
2019-03-01 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 15,334 $112.31 $1,722,189 No
2019-02-06 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 267,466 $106.01 $28,354,525 No
2018-10-26 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 203,418 $106.68 $21,699,727 No
2018-08-10 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 328,000 $109.44 $35,896,189 No
2016-08-10 Nadella Satya Chief Executive Officer Sell 143,000 $57.97 $8,289,524 No
2013-01-28 Nadella Satya President, Server and Tools Sell 38,121 $28.11 $1,071,604 No
2012-02-01 Nadella Satya President, Server and Tools Sell 20,000 $29.76 $595,200 No
2011-09-12 Nadella Satya President, Server and Tools Sell 24,313 $25.43 $618,177 No

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Planet Fitness, Inc (PLNT) - Our position in PLNT is also inspired by insider trading, if insiders are comfortable and confident buying around $50, it is an easy hold if you can pick it up at an even lower price. Our avg cost of the position is ~$40 and is now with 50% profit.