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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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
2021-10-07 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 19,660 $248.67 $4,888,852 Yes
2021-10-07 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 500 $250.00 $125,000 No
2021-10-04 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,104 $226.49 $929,516 Yes
2021-09-23 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,994 $266.29 $1,329,852 Yes
2021-09-08 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 10,000 $256.85 $2,568,457 Yes
2021-09-07 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 500 $270.00 $135,000 No
2021-08-11 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 10,000 $273.25 $2,732,528 Yes
2021-08-03 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 3,667 $268.52 $984,657 Yes
2021-07-23 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 8,070 $264.20 $2,132,134 Yes
2021-07-14 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 10,000 $241.46 $2,414,561 Yes
2021-07-13 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $242.98 $48,595,130 Yes
2021-07-02 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,265 $241.33 $1,029,261 Yes
2021-06-15 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $227.98 $45,595,709 Yes
2021-06-09 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 10,000 $212.81 $2,128,109 Yes
2021-06-02 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 4,506 $221.41 $997,680 Yes
2021-05-18 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $205.56 $41,111,883 Yes
2021-05-17 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 386 $205.00 $79,130 No
2021-05-17 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $201.98 $20,198,014 Yes
2021-05-10 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 10,000 $219.23 $2,192,266 Yes
2021-05-10 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $225.47 $22,546,921 Yes
2021-05-04 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 4,104 $232.38 $953,684 Yes
2021-05-03 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $245.60 $24,559,654 Yes
2021-05-03 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,838 $245.02 $1,185,427 Yes
2021-04-26 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $249.33 $24,932,781 Yes
2021-04-19 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $246.17 $49,233,305 Yes
2021-04-19 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $250.07 $25,006,842 Yes
2021-04-12 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $259.25 $25,924,783 Yes
2021-04-09 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 3,335 $258.49 $862,049 Yes
2021-04-07 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 16,671 $246.18 $4,104,003 Yes
2021-04-05 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 3,048 $231.89 $706,801 Yes

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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.