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
Sector: Energy; Industry: Oil & Gas E&P

U.S. Energy Corp., an independent energy company, focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2014-04-03 LARSEN KEITH G CHAIRMAN & CEO Sell 25,000 $4.88 $122,000 No

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