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
UNITED RENTALS, INC. (URI)
Sector: Industrials; Industry: Rental & Leasing Services

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench, Power and Fluid Solutions. The General Rentals segment rents general construction and industrial equipment, including backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts, earthmoving equipment, and material handling equipment; aerial work platforms, such as boom lifts and scissor lifts; and general tools and light equipment comprising pressure washers, water pumps, and power tools. This segment serves construction companies involved in infrastructure projects, and municipalities and industrial companies. It sells its used equipment through its sales force, brokers, and Website, as well as at auctions and directly to manufacturers.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2022-11-18 Alvarez Jose B Director Buy 177 $344.65 $61,000 No
2022-08-11 Limoges Andrew B. VP, Controller Sell 308 $333.24 $102,637 No
2022-07-28 Flannery Matthew John President & CEO Sell 19,076 $300.00 $5,722,800 No
2022-05-09 Singh Shiv Director Buy 173 $288.65 $49,936 No
2022-01-28 PINTOFF CRAIG ADAM EVP, Chief Admin. Officer Sell 6,325 $315.08 $1,992,877 No
2021-10-29 Alvarez Jose B Director Sell 925 $375.80 $347,614 No
2021-05-25 PASSERINI FILIPPO Director Sell 925 $329.88 $305,139 No
2021-05-10 Graziano Jessica EVP, CFO Sell 2,452 $351.65 $862,258 No
2021-05-03 Limoges Andrew B. VP, Controller Sell 632 $321.73 $203,333 No
2021-03-12 PINTOFF CRAIG ADAM EVP, Chief Admin. & Legal Off. Sell 1,692 $314.37 $531,906 No
2021-02-01 Asplund Dale A EVP, Chief Operating Officer Sell 6,982 $248.99 $1,738,449 No
2021-01-29 PINTOFF CRAIG ADAM EVP, Chief Admin. & Legal Off. Sell 1,897 $242.96 $460,898 No
2020-12-15 KNEELAND MICHAEL Director Sell 20,000 $237.22 $4,744,372 No
2020-09-15 ROOF DONALD C Director Sell 15,000 $176.07 $2,641,050 No
2020-08-07 KNEELAND MICHAEL Director Sell 22,000 $170.62 $3,753,664 No
2020-06-09 KNEELAND MICHAEL Director Sell 41,936 $159.30 $6,680,405 No
2020-06-05 Limoges Andrew B. VP, Controller Sell 553 $162.80 $90,027 No
2020-05-18 Graziano Jessica EVP, CFO Sell 1,349 $130.00 $175,370 No
2020-03-13 Singh Shiv Director Buy 600 $88.53 $53,120 No
2020-03-13 ROOF DONALD C Director Buy 5,000 $87.26 $436,310 No
2019-12-13 Fenton Jeffrey J SVP, Business Development Sell 20,000 $160.95 $3,218,936 No
2019-11-07 KNEELAND MICHAEL Director Sell 34,999 $149.62 $5,236,598 No
2019-11-05 Papastavrou Jason D Director Sell 3,036 $150.05 $455,547 No
2019-10-23 Fenton Jeffrey J SVP, Business Development Sell 2,735 $132.53 $362,458 No
2019-08-19 PASSERINI FILIPPO Director Buy 2,000 $110.37 $220,749 No
2019-07-24 Alvarez Jose B Director Buy 238 $125.98 $29,983 No
2019-07-22 ROOF DONALD C Director Buy 5,000 $118.27 $591,362 No
2019-05-23 KNEELAND MICHAEL Director Sell 78,243 $124.61 $9,750,062 Yes
2019-05-16 KNEELAND MICHAEL Director Sell 38,580 $129.67 $5,002,688 Yes
2019-05-09 KNEELAND MICHAEL Director Sell 84,431 $131.23 $11,079,762 Yes

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