Insiders Close Off Last Week Of 2010 In Style:3 Buys and 34 Sales

The last week of 2010 was not an outlier to the prevailing trend of consummate selling by insiders which has marked all of 2010. Just like in previous weeks when selling vastly outpaced buying, so the week ended December 31 was no exception on the S&P: there were three insider buys for a total of $4.3 million (including one purchase for $4.3 million by a TIMET executive, where a continuing 10b-5 program seems to be accumulating stock, while on the selling side there were 34 deals worth 81 million in notional. The bulk of the selling was in Starwood, which has seen aggressive selling for several weeks if not months now, as well as Qualcomm, Salesforce.com, Varian Medical and Abercrombie & Fitch. Unlike suspectible retail investors, insiders refuse to flip to the other side and become buyers. But what do insiders know that retail doesn't...

Source: Bloomberg