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
Switchback Energy Acquisition Corp (SBE)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Shell Companies

Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation does not have significant operations. It intends to identify and acquire companies through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combinations.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2019-07-30 McNeill Scott K. CEO & CFO Buy 103,000 $10.00 $1,030,000 Yes

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