Top Insider Stock Trades of the First Week of August to Know Now

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about insider trades for the week ending August 5th:

Insider Buys:

  • Stephen Feinberg, who is an insider at Bluelinx Holdings Inc (NYSE:BXC), sold 15,552,000 shares on July 28 2011, at an average price of $2.10, for a total market value of $32,659,200. About the company: BlueLinx Holdings, Inc. distributes building products in the United States.  The Company’s structural products include plywood, oriented strand board, lumber, and other wood products used for structural support.  BlueLinx’ specialty products include roofing, insulation, molding, engineered wood, vinyl, and metal products.
  • Francis Chou, who is an insider at Overstock Com Inc (NASDAQ:OSTK), sold 345,500 shares on Aug 1 2011, at an average price of $12.72, for a total market value of $4,394,705. About the company: Overstock.com, Inc. offers discounted brand-name merchandise for sale over the Internet.  Products include bed-and-bath goods, kitchenware, jewelry, sporting goods, electronics, and designer accessories.
  • Barry Beadle, who is an insider at C&J Energy Services Inc (CJES), sold 100,000 shares on July 28 2011, at an average price of $29.00, for a total market value of $2,900,000. About the company: C&J Energy Services, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, C&J Spec-Rent Services, Inc., provides specialty equipment services for oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma regions.
  • James Gorman, who is an insider at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), sold 100,000 shares on Aug 4 2011, at an average price of $20.62, for a total market value of $2,062,070. About the company: Morgan Stanley, a bank holding company, provides diversified financial services on a worldwide basis.  The Company operates a global securities business which serves individual and institutional investors and investment banking clients.  Morgan Stanley also operates a global asset management business.
  • Stuart Peterson, who is an insider at Kior Inc (KIOR), sold 133,549 shares on July 29 2011, at an average price of $14.52, for a total market value of $1,938,740. About the company: KIOR, Inc., a development-stage company, focuses on operating as a renewable fuels company.  The company, through its proprietary biomass-to-renewable fuel technology platform, converts non-food biomass into hydrocarbon-based oil.
  • Steven Baileys, who is an insider at Sunlink Health Systems Inc (AMEX:SSY), sold 648,400 shares on July 28 2011, at an average price of $1.90, for a total market value of $1,231,960. About the company: SunLink Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in rural and exurban markets in the United States.  It operates in two segments, Healthcare Facilities and Specialty Pharmacy.
  • David Welch, who is an insider at Infinera Corp (NASDAQ:INFN), sold 150,000 shares on July 29 2011, at an average price of $6.79, for a total market value of $1,017,925. About the company: Infinera Corporation provides optical networking systems based on photonic integration technology in the United States.  Its digital transport node system utilizes the photonic integrated circuit technology to enable digital processing.
  • Michael Commaroto, who is an insider at Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc (NASDAQ:APO), sold 50,000 shares on July 27 2011, at an average price of $20.00, for a total market value of $1,000,000. About the company: Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager.  The firm primarily provides its services to pension and endowment funds, institutional investors, individual investors, pooled investment vehicles, and corporations.
  • Betsy Cohen, who is an insider at Bancorp Inc (NYSE:USB), sold 100,000 shares on July 28 2011, at an average price of $9.10, for a total market value of $910,000. About the company: U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides various banking and financial services in the United States.  It generates various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market savings, and time certificates of deposit accounts.

Insider Sales:

  • William Gates, who is an insider at Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), sold 20,000,000 shares on 40753, at an average price of $27.72, for a total market value of $554,477,500. About the company: Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
  • J Leonard, who is an insider at Entergy Corp De (NYSE:ETR), sold 258,695 shares on Aug 1 2011, at an average price of $66.55, for a total market value of $17,216,152. About the company: Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States.
  • Theordore Charles, who is an insider at Investors Capital Holdings Ltd (AMEX:ICH), sold 2,999,820 shares on Aug 2 2011, at an average price of $4.25, for a total market value of $12,749,235. About the company: Investors Capital Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services in the United States.
  • Jonathan Sokoloff, who is an insider at Whole Foods Market Inc (NASDAQ:WFM), sold 164,573 shares on Aug 2 2011, at an average price of $67.02, for a total market value of $11,030,441. About the company: Whole Foods Market, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of natural and organic food supermarkets.
  • Jonathan Seiffer, who is an insider at Whole Foods Market Inc (NASDAQ:WFM), sold 164,573 shares on Aug 2 2011, at an average price of $67.02, for a total market value of $11,030,441. About the company: Whole Foods Markets, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of natural and organic food supermarkets.
  • Kevin Plank, who is an insider at Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA), sold 143,100 shares on Aug 2 2011, at an average price of $72.67, for a total market value of $10,399,218. About the company: Under Armour, Inc. develops, markets, and distributes performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in the United States, Canada, and internationally.
  • Michael Johnson, who is an insider at Herbalife Ltd (NYSE:HLF), sold 175,998 shares on Aug 1 2011, at an average price of $54.58, for a total market value of $9,605,971. About the company: Herbalife, Ltd., a network marketing company, sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy, sports and fitness, and personal care products worldwide.

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