Why insider trading matters?

Numerous studies have examined whether there is evidence that U.S. insiders systematically trade on private information despite the legal deterrence. The consensus appears to be that insider purchases (but not sales) tend to be followed by positive abnormal stock price performance, particularly for small growth stocks.

- Prof. B. Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth College
Container Store Group, Inc. (TCS)
Sector: Consumer Cyclical; Industry: Specialty Retail

The Container Store Group, Inc. operates as a retailer of storage and organization products and solutions in the United States. It operates in two segments, The Container Store and Elfa. Its merchandise category includes Custom Closets, including elfa and Laren branded products and installation services, as well as closet lifestyle department products; storage, long-term storage, and shelving; kitchen and trash; office, collections, and hooks; bath, travel, and laundry; gift packaging, seasonal, and impulse; and others. As of March 30, 2019, it operated 92 stores with an average size of approximately 25,000 square feet in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The Container Store Group, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Coppell, Texas.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2014-10-10 Meyer Daniel Harris Director Buy 2,025 $15.94 $32,278 No
2014-04-29 Meyer Daniel Harris Director Buy 10 $28.91 $289 No
2013-11-06 Meyer Daniel Harris Director Buy 7,000 $18.00 $126,000 No

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Carvana Co (CVNA) - One of the best timed insider buying in the crash is from GARCIA ERNEST C. II 10%-owner of CVNA. Bought at 45 and now with a 100%+ profit.

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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.