Insider Trading Report Edition 310: Notable Buys And Sales

Welcome to edition 310 of Insider Weekends. Insider buying increased last week with insiders buying $88.99 million of stock compared to $75.93 million in the week prior. Selling increased with insiders selling $2.28 billion of stock last week compared to $2.17 billion in the week prior.

Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week dropped to 25.62. In other words, insiders sold more than 25 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares favorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 28.53. We are calculating an adjusted ratio by removing transactions by funds and companies and trying as best as possible only to retain information about insiders and 10% owners who are not funds or companies.

Insider Sell Buy Ratio May 27, 2016

Note: As mentioned in the first post in this series, certain industries have their preferred metrics such as same store sales for retailers, funds from operations (FFO) for REITs and revenue per available room (RevPAR) for hotels that provide a better basis for comparison than simple valuation metrics. However metrics like Price/Earnings, Price/Sales and Enterprise Value/EBITDA included below should provide a good starting point for analyzing the majority of stocks.

Notable Insider Buys:

1. First Data Corporation (FDC): $12.5

Director Joseph J. Plumeri acquired 250,000 shares of this electronic commerce solutions provider, paying $12.30 per share for a total amount of $3.07 million. Mr. Plumeri increased his stake by 109.33% to 478,664 shares with this purchase.

You can view the list of recent insider transactions for First Data Corporation here.

P/E: N/A Forward P/E: 8.22 Industry P/E: N/A
P/S: 1.44 Price/Book: 18.01 EV/EBITDA: 13.02
Market Cap: $11.34B Avg. Daily Volume: 4,616,880 52 Week Range: $8.37 – $17.99

2. General Electric Company (GE): $30.12

Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt acquired 67,600 shares of General Electric, paying $29.59 per share for a total amount of $2 million. Mr. Immelt increased his stake by 3.23% to 2,158,688 shares with this purchase.

You can view the list of recent insider transactions for General Electric Company here.

P/E: 40.81 Forward P/E: 17.21 Industry P/E: 21.66
P/S: 2.35 Price/Book: 3.03 EV/EBITDA: 29.48
Market Cap: $276.97B Avg. Daily Volume: 31,133,700 52 Week Range: $19.37 – $32.05
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