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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PQ Group Holdings Inc. (PQG)
Sector: Basic Materials; Industry: Specialty Chemicals

PQ Group Holdings Inc. provides specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Refining Services, Catalysts, Performance Materials, and Performance Chemicals. The Catalysts segment provides silica catalysts and zeolite catalysts for producers and licensors of polyethylene and methyl methacrylate. This segment also provides other silicate derivatives, including metasilicates, spray dried silicates, and magnesium and potassium silicates for use in cleaning, specialty fertilizer, oil and gas, mining, paint, food, and cosmetic applications, as well as zeolites for use as builders for detergents and other applications, such as stabilizers for the production of polyvinylchloride applications.

Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-05-05 CCMP Capital, LP 10%-Owner Sell 1,224,602 $13.44 $16,458,651 No
2021-05-03 CCMP Capital, LP 10%-Owner Sell 8,164,010 $13.44 $109,724,294 No
2021-05-03 CCMP Capital, LP 10%-Owner Sell 8,164,010 $13.44 $109,724,294 No
2021-05-03 INEOS Ltd 10%-Owner Sell 4,335,990 $13.44 $58,275,706 No
2021-04-29 Vann Kyle D Director Buy 10,000 $14.01 $140,050 No
2021-04-29 Ginns Jonny Director Buy 35,460 $14.04 $497,979 No
2020-03-19 Chariag Belgacem See Remarks Buy 53,500 $9.51 $508,994 No
2019-06-05 Kolberg Ray See Remarks Sell 12,077 $15.87 $191,634 No
2019-03-22 Ginns Jonny Director Buy 13,112 $15.25 $199,925 No
2019-03-20 INEOS Investments Partnership 10%-Owner Sell 32,909,062 $15.38 $506,141,374 No
2018-09-19 Ferrall Paul See Remarks Sell 53,323 $17.87 $952,626 No
2018-09-17 Ferrall Paul See Remarks Sell 24,592 $17.84 $438,623 No
2018-09-11 Ferrall Paul See Remarks Sell 4,739 $17.92 $84,905 No
2018-08-30 Ferrall Paul See Remarks Sell 13,041 $17.93 $233,825 No
2018-08-29 Ferrall Paul See Remarks Sell 4,305 $17.93 $77,200 No
2018-03-23 Craighead Martin S Director Buy 17,140 $14.54 $249,185 No
2018-03-23 GENTILCORE JAMES See Remarks Buy 10,340 $14.50 $149,930 No
2018-03-23 Taylor David James See Remarks Buy 15,000 $14.39 $215,850 No
2018-03-23 Ginns Jonny Director Buy 10,699 $13.97 $149,507 No
2018-03-23 Vann Kyle D Director Buy 10,000 $14.50 $145,000 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.