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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Valaris plc (VAL)
Sector: Energy; Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling

Valaris plc provides offshore drilling services in various water depths worldwide. The company's offshore fleet includes 16 drillships, 12 semisubmersibles, 54 jackups, and 2 deepwater managed units.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2020-08-28 LUMINUS MANAGEMENT LLC Director Sell 1,979,508 $0.74 $1,464,836 No
2020-08-28 Weitzman Adam Director Sell 1,979,508 $0.74 $1,464,836 No
2020-08-27 LUMINUS MANAGEMENT LLC 10%-Owner, Director Sell 9,920,492 $0.11 $1,055,049 No
2020-08-27 Weitzman Adam Director Sell 9,920,492 $0.11 $1,055,049 No
2020-08-25 LUMINUS MANAGEMENT LLC 10%-Owner, Director Sell 7,832,076 $0.15 $1,191,415 No
2020-08-25 Weitzman Adam Director Sell 7,832,076 $0.15 $1,191,415 No
2020-08-20 Weitzman Adam Director Sell 4,500,000 $0.10 $450,000 No
2020-08-20 LUMINUS MANAGEMENT LLC 10%-Owner, Director Sell 4,500,000 $0.10 $450,000 No
2018-11-14 Brady Steven Joseph Sr. VP - Eastern Hemisphere Sell 4,500 $6.22 $27,990 No
2015-12-23 Edwards Robert W III Vice President - Finance Sell 1,500 $16.22 $24,330 No
2015-11-02 SWENT JAMES W III Executive Vice President & CFO Sell 59,189 $17.81 $1,054,156 No
2015-06-23 SWENT JAMES W III Executive Vice President & CFO Sell 50,000 $22.73 $1,136,500 No
2015-03-20 Knowlton John Stokes Sr. Vice President - Technical Buy 41 $46.73 $1,916 No
2014-12-23 Hensel David Ethan Sr. Vice President - Marketing Buy 2,684 $43.26 $116,106 No
2015-03-24 Hensel David Ethan Sr. Vice President - Marketing Buy 322 $21.09 $6,791 No
2015-03-24 Lowe Patrick Carey Executive Vice President Buy 608 $21.09 $12,823 No
2015-03-20 Hensel David Ethan Sr. Vice President - Marketing Buy 322 $21.09 $6,791 No
2015-03-20 Lowe Patrick Carey Executive Vice President Buy 608 $21.09 $12,823 No
2014-09-08 Trowell Carl CEO & President Buy 2,200 $47.04 $103,488 No
2014-08-14 Knowlton John Stokes Sr. Vice President - Technical Sell 8,951 $48.18 $431,259 No
2014-06-11 Francis Mary Director Sell 757 $51.88 $39,273 No
2014-06-06 Brady Steven Joseph Sr. VP - Western Hemisphere Sell 4,869 $51.87 $252,555 No
2014-06-03 Knowlton John Stokes Sr. Vice President - Technical Sell 7,500 $53.40 $400,500 No
2014-05-30 Rabun Daniel Wayne Chairman Sell 50,000 $52.64 $2,632,000 No
2014-05-22 Rabun Daniel Wayne CEO and President Sell 50,000 $51.58 $2,579,000 No
2013-12-31 Edwards Robert W III Controller Sell 435 $56.85 $24,730 No
2013-12-30 Brady Steven Joseph Sr. VP - Western Hemisphere Sell 10,378 $56.52 $586,565 No
2013-12-09 Robert Kevin C Sr. Vice President - Marketing Sell 2,500 $60.00 $150,000 No
2013-11-20 Rabun Daniel Wayne CEO and President Sell 87,666 $62.00 $5,435,292 No
2013-11-18 Rabun Daniel Wayne CEO and President Sell 12,334 $62.02 $764,973 No

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