Monday 2/10 Insider Buying Report: SONA, VLY (Nasdaq.com)
As the saying goes, there are many possible reasons for an insider to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy — they expect to make money. So let’s look at two noteworthy recent insider buys. On Monday, Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia’s Executive Chairman, Georgia S. Derrico, made a $288,000 purchase of SONA, buying 40,000 shares at a cost of $7.20 each. Derrico was up about 121.8% on the buy at the high point of today’s trading session, with SONA trading as high as $15.97 at last check today. Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia is trading up about 0.1% on the day Monday. Before this latest buy, Derrico made one other buy in the past twelve months, purchasing $70,400 shares at a cost of $7.04 a piece.
M.d.c. Holdings Inc (MDC) Chairman of the Board and CEO Larry A Mizel Sold $2.7 million of Shares (Guru Focus)
Chairman of the Board and CEO of M.d.c. Holdings Inc., Larry A Mizel, sold 60,224 shares of MDC on 02/07/2020 at an average price of $44.72 a share. The total sale was $2.7 million. M.D.C. Holdings Inc is engaged in the residential construction industry. Its home building operations consists of construction and sale of single-family detached homes and financial services including mortgage loans and title agency services. M.D.C. Holdings Inc has a market cap of $2.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.42 with a P/E ratio of 11.98 and P/S ratio of 0.88.
The SVP of Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is Selling Shares (Analyst Ratings)
Today, the SVP of Rockwell Automation (ROK), Frank Kulaszewicz, sold shares of ROK for $510.2K. Following Frank Kulaszewicz’s last ROK Sell transaction on November 15, 2019, the stock climbed by 2.4%. In addition to Frank Kulaszewicz, 3 other ROK executives reported Sell trades in the last month.
SEBI Shortlists IBM India, Infosys, Wipro, Others For Data Analytics Project (Bloomberg Quint)
Securities and Exchange Board of India has shortlisted as many as eight companies, including Infosys Ltd., Wipro Ltd. and IBM India, to implement a data analytics project through which the regulator wants to track possible market manipulations such as insider trading and front running. The move is part of SEBI’s efforts to address and handle challenges arising out of technological advancements in the markets. In November, the regulator had invited expression of interest from reputed and reliable solution providers for implementation of data analytics project and building of data models at SEBI.