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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Summit Therapeutics Inc. (SMMT)
Sector: Healthcare; Industry: Biotechnology

Summit Therapeutics plc, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines to treat infectious diseases in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. It conducts clinical programs focusing on the Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The company was formerly known as Summit Corporation plc and changed its name to Summit Therapeutics plc in February 2015. Summit Therapeutics plc was founded in 2003 and is based in Abingdon, the United Kingdom.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2020-11-30 Powell David Jonathan Chief Scientific Officer Sell 43,282 $4.41 $190,694 Yes
2020-11-25 Powell David Jonathan Chief Scientific Officer Sell 30,431 $4.30 $130,770 Yes

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Delta Airlines (DAL) - From an insider's perspective: airlines are the first ones to go under due to the pandemic. A lot of concerns were raised on possible bankruptcy especially amid by the dump from Buffett. However, insiders of Delta were bold enough to buy when Buffett was fear. And Delta is the only airline bought by insiders post-Buffett-dump.