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
PEOPLES FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP. (PFIS)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Banks—Regional

Peoples Financial Services Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company that provides financial services. The company accepts money market, NOW, savings, individual retirement, demand deposit, and certificates of deposit accounts. Its loan products include residential real estate, automobile, manufactured housing, personal, student, and home equity loans; and commercial real estate, working capital, construction, small business administration, and agricultural loans, as well as loans for equipment and other commercial needs, and mineral rights. Further, the company offers small business checking and merchant money market accounts, online and telephone banking, business credit cards, merchant line of credit, and financial checkup services.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2022-09-16 Ramirez Elisa Z Director Buy 500 $49.63 $24,815 No
2022-09-01 TULANEY THOMAS P President & COO Buy 1,000 $48.50 $48,500 No
2022-09-01 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 1,356 $48.50 $65,766 No
2022-03-08 Ramirez Elisa Z Director Buy 1,030 $48.62 $50,079 No
2021-11-12 LOCHEN RICHARD S JR Director Buy 427 $48.65 $20,774 No
2021-11-08 LOCHEN RICHARD S JR Director Buy 56 $49.25 $2,758 No
2021-02-12 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 2,000 $38.48 $76,958 No
2021-02-10 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 1,139 $39.89 $45,440 No
2021-02-08 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 861 $39.00 $33,579 No
2020-09-03 LOCHEN RICHARD S JR Director Buy 534 $35.88 $19,158 No
2020-05-12 LOCHEN RICHARD S JR Director Buy 1,327 $32.13 $42,637 No
2020-05-06 Bodnyk Sandra Director Buy 1,000 $34.00 $34,000 No
2020-05-01 Bodnyk Sandra Director Buy 2,000 $38.00 $76,000 No
2020-05-01 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 1,000 $34.83 $34,827 No
2020-03-09 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 1,500 $39.98 $59,967 No
2020-02-28 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 2,500 $43.91 $109,780 No
2020-02-25 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 1,839 $47.20 $86,801 No
2020-02-24 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 1,405 $47.00 $66,035 No
2020-01-10 LOCHEN RICHARD S JR Director Buy 30 $49.34 $1,500 No
2019-11-06 ADAMS DEBRA E EVP, Chief Operations Officer Sell 1,000 $49.25 $49,250 No
2019-11-06 ADAMS DEBRA E EVP, Chief Operations Officer Sell 2,100 $49.00 $102,900 No
2019-06-12 KUKUCHKA RONALD G Director Buy 200 $42.41 $8,483 No
2019-03-08 FERRETTI JOSEPH Co-Chief Lending Officer Sell 100 $42.02 $4,202 No
2019-02-01 KUKUCHKA RONALD G Director Buy 1,740 $42.00 $73,080 No
2018-12-13 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 321 $42.00 $13,482 No
2018-12-11 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 1,435 $42.00 $60,263 No
2018-11-06 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 5,980 $41.00 $245,187 No
2018-11-02 Aubrey William E II Director Buy 2,020 $41.47 $83,771 No
2018-10-26 LOCHEN RICHARD S JR Director Buy 550 $41.06 $22,583 No
2018-10-26 TULANEY THOMAS P Sr EVP, Chief Operating Officer Buy 8,000 $41.00 $328,000 No

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