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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Root, Inc. (ROOT)


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-11-15 Shah Hemal Chief Product Officer Sell 41,666 $5.12 $213,330 No
2021-06-01 Manges Daniel Chief Technology Officer Sell 150,000 $8.80 $1,320,000 Yes
2021-03-15 Manges Daniel Chief Technology Officer Sell 250,000 $11.04 $2,759,686 No
2021-03-15 Manges Daniel Chief Technology Officer Sell 250,000 $11.04 $2,759,686 No
2020-10-30 Manges Daniel Chief Technology Officer Buy 1,000 $27.00 $27,000 No
2020-12-30 Malka Meyer 10%-Owner Buy 753,976 $16.55 $12,477,184 No
2020-10-30 Malka Meyer 10%-Owner Buy 1,000,000 $27.00 $27,000,000 No
2020-10-30 SVB FINANCIAL GROUP 10%-Owner Sell 2,164,515 $25.52 $55,227,600 Yes
2020-10-30 Capital Partners III, L.P. 10%-Owner Sell 1,254,025 $25.52 $31,996,448 Yes
2020-10-30 Venture Overage Fund, L.P. 10%-Owner Sell 312,530 $25.52 $7,974,203 Yes

Insider Smart

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.