May 19, 2016

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Insider Sells Are Telling Something: LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO), M/A-COM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI)

Insider Sells Are Telling Something: LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO), M/A-COM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI)

Insider trading is defined as a practice wherein trade of a company’s securities is undertaken by people who by virtue of their work have access to the otherwise non public information which can be crucial for making investment decisions.

In order to be able to use insider transactions to help you invest more wisely, you need to know the importance of the dollar value of the insider transactions you are watching. Continual purchases over the span of a few weeks tend to mean the insider is trying to buy in a big way. Also, keep things in perspective by understanding how much of an increase or decrease in the amount of shares owned will occur because of this transaction. The proportionate sizes of the transaction are extremely important.

LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) saw an insider sell on May 17, 2016 that may make shareholders worried. Gamson Michael, SVP, Global Solutions, sold 2,556 shares at $128.15 a piece. The total sale came to $327,555, leaving the total count to 71,274 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.40% while institutional investors own about 81.60%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -8.50%. On the other side, -8.02% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Moving on to the second insider trade which involved BENITO SIMON X, a director at Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO) sold 6,250 shares at $10.37 per share to trim the total holding at 17,798 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 4.00% while institutional investors own about 31.30%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was 2.16%. On the other side, -2.97% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) also received some insider trading action as Murphy Michael T., who the company’s SVP, Engineering is sold some 13,121 shares at a price of $36.32 per share to the holding that now comprises of 39,835 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 1.10% while institutional investors own about 64.80%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -95.10%. On the other side, -3.95% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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