Weekly Insider Selling To Buying Ratio: 60x

Tyler Durden's picture

Little can be added to the ongoing discussion of insider selling (and occasionally, buying): while last week the ratio of selling to buying was over 350x, Bloomberg reports that the just ended week saw the ratio drop to the still massive 60x, primarily courtesy of the Titanium Metals Buyer appearing on the scene again, whose $7.6 million purchase accounted for 61% of total purchases of $12.4 million, spread among 14 transactions. The selling, meanwhile, barely abated, and while it was not last week's nearly record $1 billion, insiders did sell just about $750 million worth of stock in 130 transactions. The top 5 sales were in Microsoft, where $377 million was sold, either before or after the company's earnings. MSFT was followed by 3M, Pepsi, Estee Lauder and Praxair. All in all, total selling-to-buying was roughly 2 times the threshold of the bearish barrier, which however has been the case for the bulk of the past two years.

Source: Bloomberg

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Nicholaz's picture

BTFD Bitchez!

OTOH, biggest buyer "Titanium Metal Corp.", so I stand corrected:  BTFPM

Lets_Eat_Ben's picture

Stocks are way overvalued. QE2 is coming to an end. Should we not expect a major correction coming soon...?

WhOracle's picture

Ladies and gentlemen, Bill Gates left the house.

RobotTrader's picture

They were buying CMG, LULU, NFLX hand over fist today.

Seems that the IBD Mo-Mo Monkeys didn't want to wait for the fabled "follow thru day"..

Nicholaz's picture

I'm still trying to decide if your posts are meant seriously or if it's just some beautifully handcrafted dadaistic financial poetry (I'm leaning towards the latter).

tmosley's picture

I thought 60:1 was more like "average"?  Especially considering that in January, it was in the high 2000's to 1, and before that, it was undefined.

jharry's picture

If the government is buying stock to prop-up the market,then why not sell your stock at propped-up prices to help them keep the market going? Give one big rousing cheer for a profound mastery of the obvious!  Whoopee!

Jreb's picture

QE1 & 2 - the biggest pump and dump in history?

RobotTrader's picture

Anybody notice that KKD was up 26% today on 10x normal volume???

Robslob's picture

Or $1.65 points...did you get rich Robo?

Blorf's picture

Not everyone has time to look for every chart boner. That having been said, "donuts, bitches!".

BobPaulson's picture

Is there a way to plot the historical trend of "insider" ownership? In other words, does this aggregate effect of people in the know selling reflect in how many are left? If they sold equities, what have the "insiders" bought?


slewie the pi-rat's picture

an astronomical shitload of fuking dips?

terryg999's picture


One of my trades is listed


/selling like a big dog

DNB-sore's picture

ongoing cashing-in on "friends" between friends. What to do with the cash? Buy real assets long or trade with insider information or a split between these?

longorshort's picture

OK we had allot of selling for tax season.  So can someone show some historical trends?  TYLER?

Jaciems's picture

x2, wondering when's the last time insider buying was greater than selling

jus_lite_reading's picture

Fuck 'em... buy PM's... their counterfeit money will be worthless soon anyways