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Insiders Buy Shares at US Concrete and Accelrys; Santarus Sees a Sale

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Plus, an insider purchase at Ryman Hospitality.

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Welcome to our daily roundup of top insider trades. Here's a look at the most significant inside purchases recently filed with the SEC.

Notable Purchases:
  • The employee-owned investment manager Whippoorwill Associates bought 103,965 shares of concrete producer US Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) for $2,085,044.
  • The investment firm RGM Capital bought 200,000 shares of scientific informatics company Accelrys (NASDAQ:ACCL) for $1,880,000.
  • Colin V. Reed, Chairman, President, and CEO of hotel company Ryman Hospitality (NYSE:RHP), bought 6,682 shares of company stock for $232,467.
Notable Sale:
  • Gerald T. Proehl, President and CEO of specialty biopharmaceutical company Santarus (NASDAQ:SNTS), sold 50,000 shares of company stock for $1,116,100.
For more insider trades, please see the charts below.

Insider Purchases
#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
1
BO
B
$6,615,933
2
BO
JB*
$2,198,350
3
BO
B
$2,085,044
4
CB,CEO,BO
JB*
$2,000,000
5
BO
B
$1,880,000
6
DIR,BO
B
$524,097
7
CB,PR,CEO
B
$232,467
8
BO
B
$49,225
9
BO
JB*
$38,714
10
VP,OO,DIR
JB*
$25,000

Insider Sales
#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
1
CEO,DIR,BO
AS
$18,616,632
2
DIR,BO
S
$7,833,549
3
BO
AS
$5,040,222
4
DIR,BO
S
$3,916,806
5
DIR,BO
AS
$2,323,503
6
VP
AS
$2,047,693
7
DIR
AS
$1,462,824
8
DIR,BO
AS
$1,208,510
9
DIR
JS*
$1,116,675
10
PR,CEO,DIR
AS
$1,116,100

Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

An important note from Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights:

In a victory for common sense, it has been proven profitable -- by both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of your fellow professional investors -- to monitor the trading behavior of company executives, directors, and large shareholders in the stocks of firms of which they're registered as "insiders."

Please note, however, that the lists above are strictly factual; they are not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction, and, frankly, often not even the most important metric that determines if an insider transaction is significant.

At InsiderInsights.com, we find new investment ideas just about every day using these and more intricate insider screens to determine where we should focus our subsequent fundamental and technical analysis. And while stocks don't (or shouldn't) move up or down based on insider activity alone, insiders tend to be good indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

Jonathan Moreland is also the author of "Profit From Legal Insider Trading."
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