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
2019-03-01 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 2,048 $80.00 $163,840 No
2019-02-27 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $78.04 $8,040,945 Yes
2019-02-20 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $77.16 $7,950,181 Yes
2019-02-13 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $76.45 $7,876,869 Yes
2019-02-06 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $71.83 $7,400,822 Yes
2019-02-01 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 15,000 $70.85 $1,062,800 Yes
2019-01-30 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $70.33 $7,246,530 Yes
2019-01-23 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $69.87 $7,199,511 Yes
2019-01-16 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $66.00 $6,800,310 Yes
2019-01-09 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $63.69 $6,561,804 Yes
2019-01-03 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 4,210 $53.44 $224,965 No
2019-01-02 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $53.89 $5,552,153 Yes
2019-01-02 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 15,000 $56.68 $850,215 Yes
2018-12-26 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $51.57 $5,313,114 Yes
2018-12-20 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $61.11 $6,296,020 Yes
2018-12-17 Henry Alyssa Seller Lead Sell 50,000 $60.01 $3,000,287 Yes
2018-12-12 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 400,000 $64.60 $25,838,313 Yes
2018-12-12 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $63.92 $6,586,002 Yes
2018-12-06 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $60.79 $6,263,404 Yes
2018-12-03 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 15,000 $71.83 $1,077,508 No
2018-12-03 Meeker Mary G Director Sell 11,719 $71.43 $837,088 No
2018-12-03 Dale Ajmere Chief Accounting Officer Sell 2,048 $71.76 $146,959 No
2018-11-28 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $66.20 $6,820,813 Yes
2018-11-21 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $62.29 $6,418,131 Yes
2018-11-16 McKelvey James Morgan Jr. Director Sell 400,000 $71.38 $28,553,700 Yes
2018-11-14 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $71.51 $7,368,047 Yes
2018-11-07 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $79.61 $8,202,754 Yes
2018-11-01 Reses Jacqueline D Capital Lead Sell 15,000 $75.38 $1,130,725 No
2018-11-02 Whiteley Sivan Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary Sell 1,875 $77.70 $145,691 Yes
2018-10-31 Dorsey Jack President, CEO & Chairman Sell 103,035 $71.78 $7,396,239 Yes

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