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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PRECIGEN, INC. (PGEN)
Sector: Healthcare; Industry: Biotechnology

Precigen, Inc. discovers and develops the next generation of gene and cellular therapies in the United States. In addition, the company offers UltraVector platform that incorporates advanced DNA construction technologies and computational models to design and assemble genetic components into complex gene expression programs; mbIL15, a gene that enhances functional characteristics of immune cells; Sleeping Beauty, a non-viral transposon/transposase system; AttSite recombinases, which breaks and rejoins DNA at specific sequences; AdenoVerse technology platform, a library of engineered adenovector serotypes; and L. lactis is a food-grade bacterium. Precigen, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2020-10-07 Ares Trading S.A. 10%-Owner Buy 6,758,400 $3.70 $24,999,997 No
2020-09-16 Sterling Rick L. Chief Financial Officer Sell 7,660 $5.22 $39,985 Yes
2020-09-16 Perez Jeffrey Thomas SVP, IP Affairs Sell 7,660 $5.22 $39,985 Yes
2020-09-16 Lehr Donald P. Chief Legal Officer Sell 8,474 $5.22 $44,234 Yes
2020-08-12 KIRK RANDAL J Executive Chairman Buy 1,209,384 $4.42 $5,346,020 No
2020-07-20 Sabzevari Helen President and CEO Sell 12,220 $4.58 $55,968 Yes
2020-06-16 Lehr Donald P. Chief Legal Officer Sell 8,428 $4.50 $37,926 Yes
2020-06-16 Sterling Rick L. Chief Financial Officer Sell 7,619 $4.50 $34,286 Yes
2020-06-16 Perez Jeffrey Thomas SVP, IP Affairs Sell 7,619 $4.50 $34,286 Yes
2020-05-18 Sterling Rick L. Chief Financial Officer Sell 56,853 $2.36 $134,372 Yes
2020-05-18 Lehr Donald P. Chief Legal Officer Sell 62,895 $2.36 $148,659 Yes
2020-05-18 Perez Jeffrey Thomas SVP, IP Affairs Sell 56,853 $2.36 $134,372 Yes
2020-05-15 Sabzevari Helen President and CEO Sell 217,527 $2.37 $515,800 Yes
2020-04-01 Lehr Donald P. Chief Legal Officer Sell 5,450 $3.01 $16,415 Yes
2020-04-01 Perez Jeffrey Thomas SVP, IP Affairs Sell 4,927 $3.01 $14,830 Yes
2020-04-01 Sabzevari Helen President and CEO Sell 5,450 $3.01 $16,415 Yes
2020-04-01 Sterling Rick L. Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,927 $3.02 $14,859 Yes
2020-03-20 KIRK RANDAL J Executive Chairman Buy 1,000,000 $2.24 $2,241,625 No
2020-01-31 KIRK RANDAL J Executive Chairman Buy 5,972,696 $5.86 $34,999,999 No
2020-01-06 Bostick Thomas Chief Operating Officer Sell 6,533 $5.83 $38,083 Yes
2020-01-06 Lehr Donald P. Chief Legal Officer Sell 7,155 $5.83 $41,708 Yes
2020-01-06 Perez Jeffrey Thomas SVP, IP Affairs Sell 6,533 $5.83 $38,083 Yes
2020-01-06 Reed Thomas D. Chief Science Officer Sell 5,416 $5.83 $31,571 Yes
2020-01-06 Sabzevari Helen President and CEO Sell 6,732 $5.83 $39,243 Yes
2020-01-06 Sterling Rick L. Chief Financial Officer Sell 6,533 $5.83 $38,082 Yes
2020-01-03 Sterling Rick L. Chief Financial Officer Sell 3,564 $5.77 $20,564 Yes
2020-01-03 Sabzevari Helen President and CEO Sell 3,886 $5.77 $22,421 Yes
2020-01-03 Reed Thomas D. Chief Science Officer Sell 2,986 $5.77 $17,229 Yes
2020-01-03 Bostick Thomas Chief Operating Officer Sell 3,564 $5.77 $20,564 Yes
2020-01-03 Lehr Donald P. Chief Legal Officer Sell 3,886 $5.77 $22,422 Yes

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