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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Tracon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TCON)
Sector: Healthcare; Industry: Biotechnology

TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for cancer and wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The company also develops TRC102, a small molecule that is in Phase II clinical trial for mesothelioma, Phase I clinical trial for solid tumors and lung cancer, and Phase I/II clinical trial for solid tumors and lymphomas; and TRC253, a small molecule high affinity competitive inhibitor of wild type androgen receptor (AR) and multiple AR mutant receptors that is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment prostate cancer. The company has license agreements with Ambrx, Inc.; Santen Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.; Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Health Research Inc.; Case Western Cancer Center; and Lonza Sales AG, as well as a cooperative research and development agreement with National Cancer Institute. TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2018-03-27 BARRIS PETER J 10%-Owner Buy 707,964 $2.70 $1,911,503 Yes
2016-11-29 BARRIS PETER J 10%-Owner Buy 869,565 $5.75 $4,999,999 No
2015-02-04 BARRIS PETER J 10%-Owner Buy 500,000 $10.00 $5,000,000 Yes

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