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
Walmart Inc. (WMT)
Sector: Consumer Defensive; Industry: Discount Stores

Walmart Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The company offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products. In addition, the company offers fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire and money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-05-25 Bartlett Daniel J Executive Vice President Sell 13,000 $141.83 $1,843,802 No
2019-06-27 Bartlett Daniel J Executive Vice President Sell 3,000 $109.14 $327,420 No
2018-08-20 Bartlett Daniel J Executive Vice President Sell 2,883 $96.25 $277,497 No
2017-11-17 Bartlett Daniel J Executive Vice President Sell 2,000 $97.39 $194,780 No

Insider Smart

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.