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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OLIN Corp (OLN)
Sector: Basic Materials; Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls; Epoxy; and Winchester. The Epoxy segment provides allyl chloride and epichlorohydrin, as well as acetone, bisphenol, cumene, and phenol for use in resins and other plastic materials, water purification, and pesticides, as well as for the manufacturers of polymers; liquid and solid epoxy resins that are used in adhesives, paints and coatings, composites, and flooring; and differentiated epoxy resins for use in electrical laminates, paints and coatings, wind blades, electronics, and construction, as well as offers additives.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2022-11-18 VARILEK JAMES A EVP & COO Sell 50,000 $56.56 $2,828,090 Yes
2022-08-18 VARILEK JAMES A EVP & COO Sell 3,345 $57.81 $193,336 Yes
2022-05-27 Sumner R Nichole VP & Controller Sell 11,000 $64.82 $712,983 Yes
2022-05-23 Ferguson Scott D. Director Sell 2,500,000 $60.98 $152,450,000 No
2022-05-18 PETERS VALERIE A VP, HR Sell 5,500 $63.93 $351,620 No
2022-05-17 BUNCH C ROBERT Director Sell 43,293 $65.02 $2,814,911 No
2022-05-04 FLAUGHER BRETT A VP & Pres, Winchester Sell 13,459 $62.48 $840,972 Yes
2021-11-08 Dawson Pat D EVP-Pres, Epoxy & Intl Sell 65,434 $61.38 $4,016,267 Yes
2021-11-03 VARILEK JAMES A EVP & COO Sell 91,005 $60.78 $5,531,283 Yes
2021-11-03 Will W Anthony Director Buy 10,000 $61.35 $613,500 No
2021-05-25 VERMILLION TERESA M VP & Treasurer Sell 8,000 $48.64 $389,154 Yes
2021-05-25 Sumner R Nichole VP & Controller Sell 7,500 $48.00 $360,000 Yes
2021-05-24 Slater Todd A VP & CFO Sell 18,250 $47.71 $870,689 Yes
2021-05-24 Dawson Pat D EVP-Pres, Epoxy & Intl Sell 71,000 $47.60 $3,379,785 Yes
2021-05-14 PETERS VALERIE A VP, HR Sell 24,600 $46.06 $1,133,076 Yes
2021-05-10 VARILEK JAMES A EVP & COO Sell 71,250 $47.00 $3,348,750 Yes
2021-05-07 FLAUGHER BRETT A VP & Pres, Winchester Sell 7,000 $46.30 $324,110 Yes
2021-05-04 Dawson Pat D EVP-Pres, Epoxy & Intl Sell 100,000 $44.86 $4,485,776 Yes
2021-05-04 FLAUGHER BRETT A VP & Pres, Winchester Sell 6,000 $45.00 $270,009 Yes
2021-05-03 OConnor John MB Director Sell 15,000 $45.02 $675,285 No
2021-04-30 Benoist Gray G Director Sell 25,000 $42.87 $1,071,852 No
2020-11-10 Slater Todd A VP & CFO Sell 13,000 $22.16 $288,080 Yes
2020-11-10 FLAUGHER BRETT A VP & Pres, Winchester Sell 8,000 $21.78 $174,216 Yes
2020-08-20 Sutton Scott McDougald Director Buy 10,000 $10.00 $100,000 No
2020-08-13 Sutton Scott McDougald Director Buy 20,000 $11.31 $226,251 No
2020-08-10 VARILEK JAMES A EVP & COO Buy 5,000 $11.05 $55,274 No
2020-08-10 BUNCH C ROBERT Director Buy 20,000 $10.98 $219,580 No
2019-08-23 Sutton Scott McDougald Director Buy 15,000 $15.66 $234,882 No
2019-05-03 Sutton Scott McDougald Director Buy 7,000 $21.02 $147,152 No
2019-11-20 MCINTOSH JOHN L EVP, Synergies & Systems Sell 9,000 $16.86 $151,770 No

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