Insiders Traded These S&P Stocks Lately

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about recent insider trades in the constituent companies of the S&P 500.

  • Jeffrey Blackburn, who is an insider at Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), sold 3,100 shares at a cost of $202.06 for a total of $626,386 on Aug 15. 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.
  • Bryce Blair, who is an insider at AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB), sold 8,000 shares at a cost of $132.13 for a total of $1,057,000 on Aug 16.  He sold sold 5,400 shares at a cost of $134.20 for a total of $724,676 on Aug 17. He sold sold 8,000 shares at a cost of $126.89 for a total of $1,015,097 on Aug 22.  He sold 6,000 shares at a cost of $128.44 for a total of $770,642 on Aug 23.   He sold 7,400 shares at a cost of $129.59 for a total of $959,000 on Aug 24.  About the company: AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is a self-managed, fully-integrated multi-family real estate investment trust. The Company focuses on the ownership and operation of institutional-quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. The markets are located in Northern and South California and in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest region.
  • Jonathan David Blum, who is an insider at Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), sold 9,500 shares at a cost of $52.42 for a total of $497,990 on Aug 1. About the company: Yum! Brands, Inc, owns and franchises quick-service restaurants worldwide. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items.
  • Jeffrey Boyd, who is an insider at Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN), sold 2,000 shares at a cost of $502.57 for a total of $1,005,141 on Aug 15. 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.
  • James Breedlove, who is an insider at Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), sold 20,400 shares at a cost of $99.05 for a total of $2,020,518 on Aug 12. About the company: Praxair, Inc. supplies gas to industries primarily located in North and South America. The Company produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric gases including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases, as well as process gases including carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronics gases, and acetylene. Praxair also supplies metallic and ceramic coatings and powders.
  • Edward Breen, who is an insider at Tyco International (NYSE:TYC), sold 152,363 shares at a cost of $41.56 for a total of $6,332,938 on Aug 15. About the company: Tyco International Ltd. provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products.
  • Sergey Brin, who is an insider at Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), sold 83,334 shares at a cost of $601.64 for a total of $50,136,828 on Aug 2. About the company: Google Inc. is a global technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. The Company offers a wide range of search options, including web, image, groups, directory, and news searches.
  • Emil Brolick, who is an insider at Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), sold 8,200 shares at a cost of $52.29 for a total of $428,778 on Aug 1. About the company: Yum! Brands, Inc, owns and franchises quick-service restaurants worldwide. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items.
  • Judy Bruner, who is an insider at SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK), sold 40,000 shares at a cost of $42.55 for a total of $1,701,872 on Aug 1. About the company: SanDisk Corporation supplies flash data storage products. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging, and audio storage products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology.
  • Martha Burger, who is an insider at Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), sold 40,000 shares at a cost of $34.62 for a total of $1,384,708 on Aug 2. About the company: Chesapeake Energy Corporation produces oil and natural gas. The Company’s operations are focused on discovering, developing and acquiring conventional and unconventional natural gas reserves onshore in the United States.
  • August Busch III, who is an insider at Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), bought 22,660 shares at a cost of $44.01 for a total of $997,233 on Aug 8. About the company: Emerson Electric Co. manufactures and markets electrical, electromechanical, and electronic products and systems. The Company produces a variety of products, including process control, industrial automation, electronics, appliance components, and electric motors. Emerson sells its products around the world.
  • Cascade Investment LLC, who is an insider at Republic Services Inc. (NYSE:RSG), bought 1,768,750 shares at a cost of $27.25 for a total of $48,198,968 on Aug 18.  bought 751,517 shares at a cost of $27.42 for a total of $20,602,914 on Aug 19. It bought 1,229,733 shares at a cost of $28.03 for a total of $34,474,581 on Aug 22.  About the company: Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection and disposal services in the United States. The Company provides solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers. Republic also operates transfer stations, landfills, and recycling facilities.
  • Mark Chandler, who is an insider at Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), sold 37,500 shares at a cost of $15.12 for a total of $566,816 on Aug 18. About the company: Cisco Systems, Inc. supplies data networking products for the Internet. The Company’s Internet Protocol-based networking solutions are installed at corporations, public institutions and telecommunication companies worldwide. The Company’s solutions transport data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world.
  • George Chapman, who is an insider at Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN), sold 14,570 shares at a cost of $50.13 for a total of $730,398 on Aug 1. About the company: Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Trust invests in senior housing and health care real estate. Health Care also provide an extensive array of property management and development services. The trust owns interests in nursing homes, retirement centers, assisted living facilities, and specialty care hospitals.

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

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