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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Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
Sector: Consumer Cyclical; Industry: Auto Manufacturers

Tesla, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, leases, and sells electric vehicles, and energy generation and storage systems in the United States, China, Netherlands, Norway, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Automotive; and Energy Generation and Storage. It also provides electric powertrain components and systems; and services for electric vehicles through its company-owned service locations, and Tesla mobile service technicians, as well as sells used vehicles. This segment markets and sells its products through a network of company-owned stores and galleries, as well as through its own Website.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-11-12 Musk Elon CEO Sell 1,200,000 $1029.67 $1,235,607,329 No
2021-11-11 Musk Elon CEO Sell 52,099 $1098.24 $57,217,365 No
2021-11-11 Musk Elon CEO Sell 587,638 $1072.22 $630,079,728 No
2021-11-10 Musk Elon CEO Sell 242,006 $1068.09 $258,484,236 No
2021-11-10 Musk Elon CEO Sell 199,893 $1048.46 $209,580,234 No
2021-11-09 Musk Elon CEO Sell 411,476 $1162.83 $478,474,858 No
2021-11-09 Musk Elon CEO Sell 613,316 $1092.10 $669,801,011 No
2021-11-09 Musk Elon CEO Sell 582,357 $1027.48 $598,357,803 No
2021-11-08 Musk Elon CEO Sell 257,279 $1164.95 $299,717,449 Yes
2021-11-05 Musk Kimbal Director Sell 88,500 $1229.06 $108,771,415 Yes
2021-10-27 Baglino Andrew D SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. Sell 1,000 $1038.18 $1,038,180 Yes
2021-10-27 Ehrenpreis Ira Matthew Director Sell 15,399 $1064.33 $16,389,666 No
2021-10-27 Ehrenpreis Ira Matthew Director Sell 188,030 $1048.88 $197,220,456 Yes
2021-10-18 Taneja Vaibhav Chief Accounting Officer Sell 7,000 $864.31 $6,050,148 Yes
2021-10-18 Kirkhorn Zachary Chief Financial Officer Sell 1,250 $851.47 $1,064,338 No
2021-09-27 Baglino Andrew D SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. Sell 1,005 $773.42 $777,287 Yes
2021-09-07 Baglino Andrew D SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. Sell 896 $752.90 $674,602 Yes
2021-08-27 Baglino Andrew D SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. Sell 1,500 $705.41 $1,058,115 Yes
2021-06-17 Kirkhorn Zachary Chief Financial Officer Sell 1,250 $601.55 $751,938 No
2021-06-07 Taneja Vaibhav Chief Accounting Officer Sell 1,813 $587.84 $1,065,747 Yes
2021-06-07 Baglino Andrew D SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. Sell 903 $587.83 $530,814 Yes
2021-06-07 Kirkhorn Zachary Chief Financial Officer Sell 3,022 $587.84 $1,776,465 Yes
2021-05-27 Baglino Andrew D SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. Sell 1,500 $620.17 $930,255 Yes
2021-05-17 Kirkhorn Zachary Chief Financial Officer Sell 1,250 $575.34 $719,175 No
2021-05-10 Guillen Jerome M President, Heavy Trucking Sell 10,000 $644.06 $6,440,627 Yes
2021-04-27 Baglino Andrew D SVP Powertrain and Energy Eng. Sell 1,500 $717.17 $1,075,755 Yes
2021-04-26 DENHOLM ROBYN M Director Sell 62,500 $740.97 $46,310,388 Yes
2021-04-12 Guillen Jerome M President, Heavy Trucking Sell 10,000 $697.87 $6,978,659 Yes
2020-11-30 Gracias Antonio J. Director Buy 105 $395.13 $41,488 No
2021-04-01 Musk Kimbal Director Sell 12,000 $675.85 $8,110,149 Yes

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Enphase Energy, Inc (ENPH) - ENPH was $10+ in 15Q1 then dropped to $2 and eventually went under $1. From 15Q4 to 17Q4 it built a 2-year-long base then BOOM! Stock went as high as $70 and likely will make a new high. Catch one or two moves like this you can retire early. One hint before the big move was that CEO and CFO were constantly accumulating, this kind of information is priceless.