May 3, 2016

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3 stocks where insider buying activity has occurred: Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO), Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS), Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

3 stocks where insider buying activity has occurred: Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO), Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS), Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

As a general rule, insider buying shows management’s confidence in the company, and is considered a bullish sign—in other words a sign that stock prices are likely to go up. Conversely, insider selling is considered bearish—those in the know may be off loading their stocks in an expectation that prices will soon fall. So it pays to keep an eye on the activities of insiders.

Studies have shown that prompt and timely dissemination of insider transactions are profitable for investors, as insiders tend to beat the market. The odds in favor of an insider purchase being followed by further purchases are three times greater than the odds of a purchase followed by a sale.

Moving on to the first insider trade Apr 15, 2016 which involved COLLINS MORTON, a director at Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO), who acquired 68,400 shares at $9.52 per share to put the total holding at 64,750 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 3.80% while institutional investors own about 32.70%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was 2.39%. On the other side, 0.07% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) saw an insider buy stock in the company on Apr 31. VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN, director of the company, bought 767 shares for $31.28 per share worth a total of $23,992. After this insider buying, VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN now has a total stake of 63,439 shares in the company. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.40% while institutional investors own about 94.70%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -26.00%. On the other side, 0.61% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) also received some insider trading action as POSTE GEORGE, who is the company’s director added some 1,136 shares at a price of $91.93 per share to the holding that now comprises of 34,619 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.30% while institutional investors own about 85.20%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -1.32%. On the other side, -0.04% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

 

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