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
2021-04-05 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $230.13 $23,012,880 Yes
2021-03-29 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $210.26 $21,025,910 Yes
2021-03-23 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,995 $226.35 $1,130,618 Yes
2021-03-22 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $224.29 $22,428,655 Yes
2021-03-16 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $247.70 $49,539,664 Yes
2021-03-15 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $242.07 $24,207,166 Yes
2021-03-08 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $215.22 $21,522,386 Yes
2021-03-02 Meeker Mary G Director Sell 8,207 $252.19 $2,069,723 No
2021-03-02 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 4,150 $253.55 $1,052,232 Yes
2021-03-02 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 8,604 $244.20 $2,101,056 Yes
2021-03-01 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $235.27 $23,526,964 Yes
2021-02-23 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,994 $248.00 $1,238,512 Yes
2021-02-22 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $271.30 $27,130,427 Yes
2021-02-16 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $277.45 $55,489,771 Yes
2021-02-16 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $277.59 $27,759,279 Yes
2021-02-11 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 14,073 $264.55 $3,723,012 Yes
2021-02-01 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 12,148 $217.91 $2,647,171 No
2021-02-08 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $249.61 $24,960,566 Yes
2021-02-05 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,221 $240.45 $1,014,939 Yes
2021-02-02 Grassadonia Brian Cash App Lead Sell 4,506 $225.30 $1,015,202 Yes
2021-02-02 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 6,937 $219.88 $1,525,338 Yes
2021-02-01 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 118 $215.64 $25,446 No
2021-02-01 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $215.97 $21,596,701 Yes
2021-01-25 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $222.81 $22,281,355 Yes
2021-01-25 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 4,995 $217.03 $1,084,054 Yes
2021-01-19 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 200,000 $225.72 $45,144,255 Yes
2021-01-19 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $227.88 $22,787,786 Yes
2021-01-12 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 10,000 $226.64 $2,266,400 Yes
2021-01-11 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 100,000 $229.87 $22,987,316 Yes
2021-01-08 Ahuja Amrita Chief Financial Officer Sell 1,138 $244.35 $278,070 Yes

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