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
2014-02-20 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 7,501 $22.25 $166,897 Yes
2013-11-29 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 468 $23.35 $10,928 No
2013-11-04 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 7,971 $22.98 $183,192 Yes
2013-08-02 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 5,257 $21.05 $110,668 No
2013-08-01 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 3,490 $20.56 $71,754 No
2013-05-30 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 2,313 $18.50 $42,790 No
2013-05-28 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 469 $18.30 $8,583 No
2012-09-13 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 4,633 $12.86 $59,571 Yes
2012-08-16 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 8,178 $10.38 $84,904 Yes
2013-02-23 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 10,155 $6.85 $69,526 Yes
2010-11-26 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 1,400 $4.05 $5,668 No
2010-11-05 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 2,813 $4.06 $11,413 No
2010-04-27 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 2,812 $4.84 $13,616 No
2010-02-16 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 2,445 $3.91 $9,567 No
2009-05-20 Yu Albert YC Director Sell 2,447 $1.71 $4,175 No

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PENN NATIONAL GAMING INC (PENN) - PENN took a deep dive from $36 to $5 due to the crash, anyone who was bold enough to pick up some shares in March or April could have made a 900% profit in 2 months. But bottom fishing is always easier said than done, if one took a safer bet and followed multiple insider buying around $18, a 100% profit is still impressive.

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Camping World Holdings, Inc (CWH) - Another crash victim, Camping World Holdings, Inc took a deep dive from $16 to $4, several insiders bought around $6. With insiders on your side, this would be an easy add and hold to get your cost under $6. A 300% gain because stock is about to breach $25 in the coming weeks.