Insider Trading Report Edition #210: Notable Buys And Sales

Welcome to edition 210 of Insider Weekends. Insider buying decreased last week with insiders buying $29.36 million of stock compared to $59.95 million in the week prior. Selling also declined with insiders selling $856.32 million of stock last week compared to $1.37 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 went up to 29.17.In other words, insiders sold more than 29 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares unfavorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 22.74.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 June 27, 2014

Insider Sell Buy Ratio June 27, 2014

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. Opko Health, Inc. (OPK): $9.1

CEO & Chairman Phillip Frost M.D. acquired 165,000 shares of this medical devices and drug development company, paying $8.88 per share for a total amount of $1.46 million. These shares were purchased indirectly by Frost Gamma Investments Trust.

You can view the list of recent insider transactions for Opko Health, Inc. here.

P/E: N/A Forward P/E: N/A Industry P/E: N/A
P/S: 42.02 Price/Book: 4.39 EV/EBITDA: -49.03
Market Cap: $3.77B Avg. Daily Volume: 2,538,490 52 Week Range: $7.13 – $12.95

2. Full Circle Capital Corporation (FULL): $7.77

President and Co-CEO Gregg J. Felton acquired 116,352 shares of this business development company, paying $7.40 per share for a total amount of $861,005. Mr. Felton increased his stake by 636.64% to 134,628 shares with this purchase. This purchase appears to be related to a secondary offering by the company and might not be an open market purchase.

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