Insider Trades in S&P 500 Companies: AMZN, AMT, SYK, PCLN, SYY, SRE, AMP, LTD, VFC, ABC, JWN, ORLY, PHM

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about insider trades in the constituent companies of the S&P 500 for September 19th and September 20th.

  • H Brian Valentine, who is a Senior Vice President at Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), sold 45,000 shares on Sep 19 at $235.87 per share for a total value of $10,614,370. About the company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • William H Hess, who is Executive Vice President, International Operations at American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT), sold 103,509 shares on Sep 19 at $55.00 per share for a total value of $5,692,995. About the company: American Tower Corporation owns, operates, and develops wireless communications and broadcast towers in the United States. The Company leases antennae sites on multi-tenant towers for a diverse range of wireless communications industries, including personal communications services, paging, and cellular. American Tower also offers a variety of network development services.
  • Ronda E Stryker, who is a Director at Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK), sold 9,000 shares on Sep 19 at $48.26 per share for a total value of $434,310. About the company: Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty surgical and medical products. The Company’s products include implants, biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment.
  • Daniel J Finnegan, who is the Chief Financial Officer at priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:PCLN), sold 1,728 shares on Sep 20 at $550.00 per share for a total value of $950,400. About the company: Priceline.com Incorporated enables consumers to use the Internet to save money on a variety of products and services. The Company’s product allows customers to name their own price on products or services and communicates that demand directly to participating sellers or to their private databases. Participants include domestic and international airlines, and hotel chains.
  • Phyllis Shapiro Sewell, who is a Director at Sysco Corp. (NYSE:SYY), sold 2,000 shares on Sep 19 at $27.04 per share for a total value of $54,082. About the company: Sysco Corporation distributes food and related products primarily to the foodservice industry. The Company also distributes personal care guest amenities, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles to the lodging industry.
  • G Joyce Rowland, who is a Senior VP at Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), sold 26,700 shares on Sep 19 at $52.47 per share for a total value of $1,400,949. About the company: Sempra Energy is an energy services holding company with operations throughout the United States, Mexico, and other countries in South America. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates electricity, delivers natural gas, operates natural gas pipelines and storage facilities, and operates a wind power generation project.
  • Joseph Edward Sweeney, who is President, AWM Products & Services at Ameriprise Financial Inc. (NYSE:AMP), bought 50 shares on Sep 19 at $43.16 per share for a total value of $2,158. About the company: Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is a financial planning and services firm. The Company provides financial planning, products and services that are designed to be utilized as solutions for its clients’ cash and liquidity, asset accumulation, income, protection, and estate and wealth transfer needs.
  • William R Jr Loomis, who is a Director at Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LTD), sold 56,390 shares on Sep 19 at $40.09 per share for a total value of $2,260,675. About the company: Limited Brands, Inc. owns and operates specialty stores throughout the United States. The Company, through its retail stores, offer a wide range of products, including women’s apparel, women’s lingerie, beauty products and accessories, personal care, and home fragrance products. The Company’s stores also offer products via the Internet.
  • Michael T Gannaway, who is the VP, VF Direct/Customer Teams at V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC), sold 10,000 shares on Sep 19 at $126.54 per share for a total value of $1,265,354. About the company: VF Corporation is an international apparel company. The Company owns a broad portfolio of brands in the jeanswear, outerwear, packs, footwear, sportswear and occupational apparel categories. VF Corp’s products are marketed to consumers shopping in specialty stores, upscale and traditional department stores, national chains and mass merchants.
  • Richard C Gozon, who is a Director at AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC), sold 12,482 shares on Sep 20 at $39.90 per share for a total value of $498,032. About the company: AmerisourceBergen Corporation is a pharmaceutical services company. The Company distributes pharmaceutical products and services. AmerisourceBergen distributes an offering of brand name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, and related services to a variety of healthcare providers.
  • Richard C Gozon, who is a Director at AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC), sold 4,540 shares on Sep 19 at $39.19 per share for a total value of $177,924. About the company: AmerisourceBergen Corporation is a pharmaceutical services company. The Company distributes pharmaceutical products and services. AmerisourceBergen distributes an offering of brand name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, and related services to a variety of healthcare providers.
  • Geevy Sk Thomas, who is an Executive Vice President at Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN), sold 5,000 shares on Sep 19 at $47.36 per share for a total value of $236,793. About the company: Nordstrom, Inc. is a fashion retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children. The Company operates through multiple retail channels, discount stores, boutiques, catalogs, and on the Internet. Nordstrom, Inc. also offers, through a subsidiary, private label card credit and debit cards.
  • Laurie M Black, who is an Executive Vice President at Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN), sold 250 shares on Sep 19 at $47.44 per share for a total value of $11,859. About the company: Nordstrom, Inc. is a fashion retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children. The Company operates through multiple retail channels, discount stores, boutiques, catalogs, and on the Internet. Nordstrom, Inc. also offers, through a subsidiary, private label card credit and debit cards.
  • Lawrence P Oreilly, who is a Director at O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY), sold 31,000 shares on Sep 19 at $70.94 per share for a total value of $2,199,140. About the company: O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. retails and supplies automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories. The Company sells its products to do-it-yourself customers and professional mechanics or service technicians. O’Reilly operates stores throughout the United States.
  • Bryce Blair, who is a Director at PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM), bought 4,630 shares on Sep 19 at $4.35 per share for a total value of $20,141. About the company: Pulte Group Inc. sells and constructs homes, and purchases, develops, and sells residential land and develops active adult communities. The Company also provides mortgage financing, title insurance, and other services to home buyers. Pulte has operations in various markets across the United States and Puerto Rico.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from publicly available SEC filings. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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