Apr 7, 2016

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Stocks Seeing Recent Insider Sells: JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU), Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ:ALKS),Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH)

Stocks Seeing Recent Insider Sells: JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU), Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ:ALKS),Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH)

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.

JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) saw an insider sell on Apr 05, 2016 that may make shareholders worried. Hayes Robin, CEO and President, sold 5,000 shares at $20.32 a piece. The total sale came to $101,591, leaving the total count to 364,881 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.50% while institutional investors own about 87.20%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -2.92%. On the other side, -2.54% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Moving on to the second insider trade which involved MITCHELL PAUL J, a director at Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) sold 2,000 shares at $35.65 per share to trim the total holding at 8,000 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.80% while institutional investors own about 95.90%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -18.85%. On the other side, -3.48% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) also received some insider trading action as FLAHERTY MARK J, who the company’s SVP and CFO is sold some 34,000 shares at a price of $32.39 per share to the holding that now comprises of 25,290 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.30% while institutional investors own about 91.80%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -35.28%. On the other side, -0.75% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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