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
Square, Inc. (SQ)
Sector: Technology; Industry: Software—Infrastructure

Square, Inc. provides, together with its subsidiaries, payment and point-of-sale solutions in the United States and internationally. The company's commerce ecosystem includes point-of-sale software and hardware that offers sellers to payment and point-of-sale solutions. The company also offers various software products, including Square Point of Sale; Square Virtual Terminal; Square Appointments; Square for Retail; Square for Restaurants; Square Invoices, Square Online Store; Square Loyalty, Marketing, and Gift Cards; and Square Dashboard.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2020-10-13 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $189.80 $37,959,868 Yes
2020-10-13 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 10,000 $189.99 $1,899,889 Yes
2020-10-01 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 4,335 $166.92 $723,611 No
2020-09-21 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 35,000 $142.59 $4,990,741 Yes
2020-09-15 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $153.93 $30,786,196 Yes
2020-09-08 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 10,000 $141.32 $1,413,235 Yes
2020-09-03 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 3,880 $153.03 $593,741 No
2020-09-01 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 2,662 $167.81 $446,718 Yes
2020-08-21 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 35,000 $154.64 $5,412,358 Yes
2020-08-18 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $149.79 $29,957,007 Yes
2020-08-14 Deighton Paul Director Sell 20,000 $141.60 $2,832,021 No
2020-08-07 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 70,000 $148.32 $10,382,142 Yes
2020-08-03 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 4,028 $134.04 $539,910 No
2020-07-01 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 2,013 $107.00 $215,391 No
2020-06-19 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 2,000 $100.00 $200,000 No
2020-06-03 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 6,106 $90.78 $554,296 No
2020-06-01 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 3,983 $81.64 $325,169 No
2020-05-18 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 340 $78.62 $26,731 No
2020-05-04 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 24,255 $63.20 $1,532,895 No
2020-05-01 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 3,560 $62.68 $223,132 No
2020-04-27 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 6,657 $63.55 $423,032 No
2020-04-09 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 25,000 $60.00 $1,500,000 Yes
2020-04-07 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 1,945 $54.78 $106,547 No
2020-04-02 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 8,305 $46.91 $389,588 No
2020-03-03 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 5,038 $79.35 $399,741 No
2020-03-02 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 25,000 $81.17 $2,029,337 Yes
2020-03-02 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 4,060 $81.91 $332,570 No
2020-02-28 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 4,147 $81.64 $338,562 No
2020-03-01 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 3,880 $80.86 $313,750 No
2020-02-18 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 20,000 $82.30 $1,645,905 Yes

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