Big Insider Stock Trading Trends in the Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector

Wall St. Watchdog looks at insider trading trends for the 10 largest companies, as measured by market capitalization, in the Consumer Non-Cyclical sector.  The insider trading data cover the past six months.

Criteria for this stock screen are:

  • Market capitalization greater than $1 billion
  • Insider shares purchased is greater than 0
  • Insider shares sold is greater than 0

Finally, note that the number of shares sold by insiders is shown as a negative number.

  • The Procter + Gamble Company (NYSE:PG): Insiders purchased 98,780 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -48,510 over the past six months. Net transactions were 2 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 2,900,800,000. The stock recently traded at $63.09 and its market capitalization is $176,102,700,000. About the company: The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world. The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments. Proctor & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores.
  • The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): Insiders purchased 1,029,500 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -308,870 over the past six months. Net transactions were 13 for the six month period. Insiders own 1% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 2,308,000,000. The stock recently traded at $69.19 and its market capitalization is $158,393,500,000. About the company: The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally. Coca-Cola Earnings Cheat Sheet: Revenue Up, Profit Up>>
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): Insiders purchased 633,770 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -297,670 over the past six months. Net transactions were 9 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 1,839,000,000. The stock recently traded at $71.92 and its market capitalization is $127,903,200,000. About the company: Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands.
  • PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP): Insiders purchased 1,406,470 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -964,360 over the past six months. Net transactions were -1 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 1,590,000,000. The stock recently traded at $64.07 and its market capitalization is $101,397,500,000. About the company: PepsiCo, Inc. operates worldwide beverage, snack and food businesses. The Company manufacture or uses contract manufacturers, market and sell a variety of grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods in countries throughout the world.
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): Insiders purchased 791,150 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -459,690 over the past six months. Net transactions were 12 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 1,715,000,000. The stock recently traded at $34.91 and its market capitalization is $61,367,460,000. About the company: Kraft Foods Inc. is a food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products. Kraft sells its products throughout the world.
  • Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO): Insiders purchased 53,380 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -175,800 over the past six months. Net transactions were -4 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 2,077,000,000. The stock recently traded at $26.16 and its market capitalization is $54,763,010,000. About the company: Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. Altria holds an interest in a brewery company.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL): Insiders purchased 1,274,840 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -1,006,900 over the past six months. Net transactions were 7 for the six month period. Insiders own 1% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 487,800,000. The stock recently traded at $86.89 and its market capitalization is $42,480,000,000. About the company: Colgate-Palmolive Company is a consumer products company that markets its products throughout the world. The Company’s products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos, deodorants, bar and liquid soaps, dishwashing liquid, and laundry products, as well as pet nutrition products for cats and dogs.
  • Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW): Insiders purchased 1,389,080 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -1,773,300 over the past six months. Net transactions were 10 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 1,558,000,000. The stock recently traded at $17.29 and its market capitalization is $27,143,670,000. About the company:  Corning Incorporated is a global, technology-based company. The Company produces optical fiber, cable, and photonic components for the telecommunications industry, as well as manufactures glass panels, funnels, liquid crystal display glass and projection video lens assemblies for the information display industry.
  • Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB): Insiders purchased 634,870 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -570,190 over the past six months. Net transactions were 0 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 412,400,000. The stock recently traded at $66.93 and its market capitalization is $26,295,330,000. About the company:  Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global health and hygiene company that manufactures and provides consumer products. The Company’s products include diapers, tissues, paper towels, incontinence care products, surgical gowns, and disposable face masks. Kimberly-Clark’s products are sold in countries around the world.
  • General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS): Insiders purchased 996,610 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -770,800 over the past six months. Net transactions were -1 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 642,700,000. The stock recently traded at $37.80 and its market capitalization is $24,375,810,000. About the company:  General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. The Company also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries.

“Insider net transactions” shows the general bullishness of company insiders.  If more insider purchases than sales were made over the six month period, then this value is a positive number; conversely, if more insider sales than purchases were made, this value is a negative number.  The further away from zero this value is, the more bullish (positive) or bearish (negative number) the company’s insiders.  Obviously, a value of zero represents an equal number of sellers and buyers.  Note, also, that the number of shares sold can exceed the number of shares purchased over the six month period, yet the “insider net transactions” number can be positive.  The opposite can be true as well: the number of shares purchased can exceed the number of shares sold, yet the number of sale transactions can be greater than the number of purchase transactions.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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