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Stocks: Insiders Buy at American Realty and FNB Bancorp; Guess Sees a Sale

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Plus, a purchase at Alpine Total Dynamic Fund.

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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:
  • Stephen Lieber, Vice President of diversified closed-end management investment company Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE:AOD), bought 119,494 shares of company stock for $506,044.
  • Jim Black, President of bank holding company FNB Bancorp (OTCMKTS:FNBG), bought 13,718 shares of company stock for $318,072.
  • Brian Block, Treasurer and CFO of real estate investment trust American Realty Capital (NASDAQ:ARCP), bought 4,000 shares of company stock for $82,360.
Notable Sale:
  • Maurice Marciano, a director at clothing and accessories company Guess (NYSE:GES), sold 1,000,000 shares of company stock for $29,477,992.
For more insider trades, see the charts below.

Insider Purchases
#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
1
VP
B
$506,044
2
PR
JB*
$318,072
3
TR,CFO
JB*
$82,360
4
CEO,DIR
JB*
$72,000
5
PR,COO,DIR
JB*
$72,000
6
VP,CFO
JB*
$72,000
7
TT
JB*,B
$70,487
8
DIR
JB*
$60,000
9
BO
JB*
$49,594
10
BO
B
$40,980

Insider Sales
#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
1
DIR,BO
S
$29,477,992
2
BO
S,JS*
$26,000,000
3
DIR
AS
$3,725,179
4
BO
S
$3,393,135
5
BO
S
$3,367,309
6
BO
S
$2,876,297
7
CB,CEO
AS
$2,066,909
8
CEO,DIR,BO
S
$2,009,000
9
VP,CFO
AS
$1,986,251
10
PR,COO,DIR
AS
$1,985,635

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."
No positions in stocks mentioned.
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