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
Post Holdings, Inc. (POST)
Sector: Consumer Defensive; Industry: Packaged Foods

Post Holdings, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged goods holding company in the United States and internationally. The Post Consumer Brands segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal and hot cereal products. The BellRing Brands segment provides ready-to-drink (RTD) protein shakes, other RTD beverages, powders, nutrition bars, and supplements. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2022-05-26 HARSHMAN ELLEN F Director Sell 250 $81.60 $20,400 No
2022-05-17 CURL GREGORY L Director Sell 4,000 $82.11 $328,420 No
2022-05-13 GROTE ROBERT E Director Sell 5,000 $78.91 $394,558 No
2022-05-10 ERB THOMAS C Director Buy 12,400 $81.26 $1,007,624 No
2022-03-01 ERB THOMAS C Director Buy 1,100 $79.20 $87,120 No
2022-02-22 HARSHMAN ELLEN F Director Sell 200 $107.86 $21,573 No
2022-02-08 ERB THOMAS C Director Buy 1,500 $105.38 $158,067 No
2021-08-18 GROTE ROBERT E Director Sell 2,850 $115.05 $327,878 No
2021-08-11 SKARIE DAVID P Director Sell 850 $111.51 $94,784 Yes
2021-03-03 GROTE ROBERT E Director Sell 1,430 $98.21 $140,440 No
2021-03-02 HARPER BRADLY A SVP, CHIEF ACCTING OFFICER Sell 480 $97.69 $46,894 No
2020-12-04 HARPER BRADLY A SVP, CHIEF ACCTING OFFICER Sell 1,000 $93.85 $93,853 No
2020-08-21 WESTPHAL MARK W PRES., FOODSERVICE Buy 2,000 $84.87 $169,740 No
2020-08-10 KEMPER DAVID W Director Buy 8,000 $88.86 $710,920 No
2020-05-14 HARSHMAN ELLEN F Director Buy 100 $84.72 $8,472 No
2020-05-11 SKARIE DAVID P Director Sell 4,000 $89.14 $356,580 No
2020-03-06 HARPER BRADLY A SVP, CHIEF ACCTING OFFICER Sell 537 $98.08 $52,667 No
2020-03-04 GROTE ROBERT E Director Sell 1,000 $102.02 $102,019 No
2020-02-13 BROWN JAY W Director Sell 3,300 $108.01 $356,433 No
2019-12-06 VITALE ROBERT V PRESIDENT & CEO Sell 15,222 $108.38 $1,649,791 Yes
2019-12-05 HARPER BRADLY A SVP, CHIEF ACCTING OFFICER Sell 650 $107.60 $69,938 No
2019-11-27 VITALE ROBERT V PRESIDENT & CEO Sell 15,272 $105.99 $1,618,610 Yes
2019-08-30 HARPER BRADLY A SVP, CHIEF ACCTING OFFICER Sell 400 $100.08 $40,030 No
2019-08-29 WESTPHAL MARK W PRES., MICHAEL FOODS Buy 2,000 $98.13 $196,256 No
2019-03-07 GROTE ROBERT E Director Sell 750 $99.89 $74,918 No
2019-02-11 CALLISON EDWIN H Director Buy 280 $100.56 $28,157 No
2019-02-08 STIRITZ WILLIAM P Director Buy 35,755 $97.75 $3,495,070 No
2019-02-07 BROWN JAY W Director Sell 2,500 $96.15 $240,374 No
2019-02-06 STIRITZ WILLIAM P Director Buy 134,059 $96.71 $12,964,735 No
2018-05-24 SKARIE DAVID P Director Sell 2,500 $76.96 $192,405 No

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