Why insider trading matters?

If management teams do not own any relevant stakes in the companies they guide, they may not be focused on creating wealth for shareholders to the same degree, compared to those that see their personal wealth increase when share prices rise.

- Klaus Gugler, Economist
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 Viswanathan Ravi 10%-Owner Buy 707,964 $2.70 $1,911,503 Yes
2016-11-29 Viswanathan Ravi 10%-Owner Buy 869,565 $5.75 $4,999,999 No
2015-02-04 Viswanathan Ravi 10%-Owner Buy 500,000 $10.00 $5,000,000 Yes

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