Apr 12, 2016

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3 Stocks With Insider Selling: Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W), Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW), ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW)

3 Stocks With Insider Selling: Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W), Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW), ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW)

As an investor it is wise to keep track of what insiders at large and small companies are doing. After all, these insiders are executives who should understand their business better than any of the rest of us. Using the trades that these executives make as one of the major tools of your stock investment research is wise.

Quite simply there are all kinds of reasons that an insider would sell a stock, and there is no way of telling exactly why they are selling at the time. Consider the fact that the insider could be selling to fund the education of a child or buy a new home. On the other hand insider purchases are generally more reliable indicators because the main goal in buying a stock is to make money, whether you are an insider or not.

Knowing the role of the insider who made the transaction is important. This seems like it should be common sense, but some investors fail to pay attention to this very important detail. Heavy insider transactions by someone such as the CFO or CEO should carry much more weight than insider transactions by someone who is an outside director. Consider how much that insider should know about the current state of the industry and their businesses.

Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) saw an insider sell on Apr 08, 2016 that may make shareholders worried. FLEISHER MICHAEL D, Chief Financial Officer, sold 2,500 shares at $40.26 a piece. The total sale came to $100,650, leaving the total count to 27,861 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 3.20%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -45.34%. On the other side, 0.59% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Moving on to the second insider trade which involved ZUK NIR, a CTO at Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) sold 30,000 shares at $151.25 per share to trim the total holding at 2,010,685 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 4.10% while institutional investors own about 78.40%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -16.81%. On the other side, 0.07% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) also received some insider trading action as Schneider David, who the company’s Chief Revenue Officer is sold some 15,000 shares at a price of $64.13 per share to the holding that now comprises of 30,396 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.40% while institutional investors own about 95.80%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -73.30%. On the other side, 0.92% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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