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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PDF SOLUTIONS INC (PDFS)
Sector: Technology; Industry: Software—Application

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides proprietary software and intellectual property products for integrated circuit (IC) designs, electrical measurement hardware tools, methodologies, and professional services in the United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and internationally. The company also provides DFI Systems, such as DFI on-chip instruments, and eProbe non-contactless E-beam tool; and Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips and pdFasTest electrical testers.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-11-12 GUSTAFSON MICHAEL B Director Sell 3,000 $33.00 $98,992 No
2019-11-06 GUSTAFSON MICHAEL B Director Sell 2,600 $15.78 $41,035 No
2019-06-13 GUSTAFSON MICHAEL B Director Sell 1,000 $12.95 $12,949 No

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Altimmune, Inc. (ALT) - Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners III, L.P., 10%-owner of ALT bought 1.3M shares in late May then added another 1.5M shares in June with an averaged ~$8 per share. 10 days after the accumulation, ALT price jumped to $10.