In April, we recorded 183 open-market insider trades at 41 companies having a total value of $3.8 billion. Transaction dollar volume was 1056.4% higher than in March, and 8.5% higher when compared to insider trading activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 11.1% of all open-market trades last month. Our insider sell-to-buy ratio, which excludes derivative conversions and certain other types of transactions, ended the month at 7.68, up from March's reading of 6.5. On average, a sell-to-buy ratio below 4 is considered bullish, while readings above 7 are bearish.
Activity in April was the most concentrated in the Discount, Variety Stores industry, where 26 insiders filed trades having an aggregate market value of $3.5 billion. Rounding out the top three industries were Grocery Stores (7 trades for $6.2 million) and Processed & Packaged Goods (17 trades for $44.1 million). There was a large spike in activity in the Discount, Variety Stores industry, where the number of trades filed was up 182% on the previous month. We did not record any insider activity in the Dairy Products or Tobacco Products, Other industries in the past month.
The largest open-market transaction of the month was in DG stock, where 4 insiders sold 66,608,300 shares for a total of $3.3 billion. The biggest buy last month was for 83,299 shares of WAG, worth $4 million.
|Industry||Price||% Chg||30 Days||Bullish Insider Alerts||Bearish Insider Alerts|
|Beverages - Brewers||1256.61||0.00%||-||-||SAM||18/04/2013||
|Beverages - Soft Drinks||858.53||0.00%||-||DPS||03/05/2013||
|Beverages - Wineries & Distillers||1291.07||0.00%||-||-||STZ||26/04/2013||
|Discount, Variety Stores||1175.23||0.00%||-||TUES||04/05/2013||
|Food - Major Diversified||1285.61||0.00%||-||-||-|
|Processed & Packaged Goods||1230.28||0.00%||-||MLP||16/04/2013||
|Tobacco Products, Other||1159.84||0.00%||-||-||UVV||25/02/2013||