Mar 23, 2016

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Insider Sells Are Telling Something: Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE:DEI), Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM), SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR)

Insider Sells Are Telling Something: Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE:DEI), Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM), SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR)

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.

Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE:DEI) saw an insider sell on Mar 18, 2016 that may make shareholders worried. Emmett Dan A, Chairman of the Board, sold 94,541 shares at $30.13 a piece. The total sale came to $2,848,218, leaving the total count to 2,379,661 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 1.60% while institutional investors own about 97.10%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -26.27%. On the other side, -1.65% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Moving on to the second insider trade which involved Sanders James Douglas, a director at Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) sold 14,532 shares at $30.00 per share to trim the total holding at 55,310 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.1% while institutional investors own about 93.20%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -45.19%. On the other side, -1.97% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) also received some insider trading action as Branderiz Eric, who the company’s SVP and Prin Acct Off is sold some 6,365 shares at a price of $25.00 per share to the holding that now comprises of 8,885 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.60% while institutional investors own about 39.70%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -13.51%. On the other side, 13.35% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

 

 

 

 

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