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
STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS L.P. (SPLP)
Sector: Industrials; Industry: Conglomerates

Steel Partners Holdings L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in industrial products, energy, defense, supply chain management, logistics, direct marketing, banking, and youth sports businesses worldwide. It operates through Diversified Industrial, Energy, and Financial Services segments. The company fabricates precious metals and alloys into brazing alloys; manufactures and sells seamless stainless steel tubing coils; fasteners, adhesives, and fastening systems for the commercial low slope roofing industry, as well as specialty fasteners for the building products industry; and woven substrates of fiberglass, quartz, carbon, and aramid materials for specialty applications. In addition, the company provides meat-room blade products, repair services, and distributed products for the meat and deli departments of supermarkets, restaurants, and meat and fish processing plants, as well as for electrical saws and cutting equipment distributors; cutting blades for bakeries; and wood cutting blade products for the pallet manufacturing, pallet recycler, and portable saw mill industries. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in New York, New York.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2018-03-29 HOWARD JACK L President Sell 12,610 $20.38 $257,026 No
2015-12-01 McNiff John P Director Sell 4,471 $17.02 $76,104 No
2013-11-15 McNiff John P Director Sell 11,730 $15.35 $180,059 No
2013-11-18 BERGAMO ANTHONY Director Buy 2,000 $16.22 $32,440 No
2012-08-27 BERGAMO ANTHONY Director Buy 5,000 $11.00 $55,001 No

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